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After son, Pakistani-origin man convicted in Norway for joining ISIS

Updated: Aug 04, 2016 16:04 IST

Islamabad, Aug. 4 (ANI): An Oslo court in Norway sentenced a Pakistani-origin man to six years in prison for joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Hasan Ahmed (46), a Norwegian citizen of Pakistani origin, was sentenced on Wednesday after being found guilty of vowing allegiance to the ISIS and taking part in the training programmes.

Ahmed's son Ishaq was also sentenced to eight years imprisonment by a Norway court last year for joining the jihadist group, reports Geo News.

Along with Ahmed, the court also convicted Chechen-origin Adam Idrisovich Magomadov, 23, for having ISIS links. He was handed a sentence of seven and a half years.

Meanwhile, a Pakistani-Italian man named Aftab Farooq (26) has been deported from Italy for allegedly plotting to join the ISIS in Syria.

Reportedly, Farooq was captain of the Italian youth cricket team and had captained the Italian Under-19 cricket team back in 2009.

He had been living in a town near Milan with his family for 13 years. (ANI)