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COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Asylum-seeker gets life after Finland’s first terror trial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Asylum-seeker gets life after Finland’s first terror trial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Moroccan asylum-seeker who was the subject of Finland’s first terrorism trial was convicted Friday of two terror-related murders and eight attempted murders from a stabbing attack in the Nordic country last year.

The southern Finland district court sentenced Abderrahman Bouanane, an alleged sympathizer of the Islamic State group, to life in prison after finding him guilty of the Aug. 18 attack in Turku.

Prosecutors alleged that Bouanane was motivated largely by hatred following heavy military bombardments in the Syrian city of Raqqa carried out by the Western military alliance targeting the Islamic State group.

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