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Sat, 30 Jul, 2016 12:33:03 AM
FTimes-Xinhua Report, July 30

A Finnish citizen was sentenced to imprisonment for terrorist offences in Britain, media reported on Friday.

According to information obtained by the Finnish national broadcaster Yle, the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales sentenced the 19-year-old Finnish citizen to three and a half years in prison.

The young man had tried to travel from London via Turkey to Syria, where he intended to join the Islamic State, the extremist militant group. The man has lived in London since 2010.

In February this year, the man was detained in Britain on suspicion of being involved in terrorism-related activities.

The offender's family has lived in Finland, Somalia and Britain. Finnish media did not disclose where the family originally came from.

The Security Police of Finland confirmed earlier that they had received information about the man's detention, but refused to reveal if the Finnish police had been familiar with the young man or had tracked him.

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