Now, this is bad-ass. I smell a movie coming out of this collaboration. Good luck boys. Three members of the ‘No Surrender’ group join the Kurds to battle jihadis after prosecutor says they aren’t committing any crime.
Members of a notorious Dutch motorcycle gang who have been pictured helping Kurdish forces fight ISIS in Syria have been told they are not committing any crime.
Three bikers from the ‘No Surrender’ Banditos gang travelled to Syria to help fight the Islamic militants last week, according to Klaas Otto, the head of the group.
Now the Dutch prosecutor has told gang members that they will not be prosecuted for going to fight abroad, because such actions are only illegal if you are fighting troops from the Netherlands.
Public prosecutor spokesman Wim de Bruin said: ‘Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it’s no longer forbidden. You just can’t join a fight against the Netherlands.’
While several countries including Britain have taken steps to stop their citizens joining ISIS, joining the Kurds is generally permissible because they are not considered a terrorist organisation.
However, anyone going to fight ISIS would be banned from joining the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, who run several of the brigades fighting ISIS, because they are considered to be terrorists.
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