Dutch Kurd Sentenced to Community Service for Fighting ISIS in Syria

A court in the Netherlands on Thursday sentenced a Dutch Kurd who in 2016 served as a volunteer for the People’s Protection Units’ (YPG) in Syria to 240 hours of community service and a six-month suspended sentence.

Although the former volunteer won’t have to serve any time in jail, he said he is disappointed in the decision of the court, which chose to criminalize his actions.

The Dutch Public Prosecution Service had previously sought a sentence of three years in prison for the 30-year-old Dutch citizen known only as Devin, who in 2016 served as a volunteer for a medical unit of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria as part of operations against the Islamic State.

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