This is the equivalent of Polish soldiers in the UK during WWII being jailed for fighting the Nazis.
23-year-old Danish student Joanna Palani has been called a lot of things in the media — brave, brainy, bold, and fierce, to name a few.
Six months ago the young woman left her native Denmark to fight for the Kurds against ISIS and Assad’s men in Syria, Palani’s talked to Vice magazine’s Broadly and others extensively about her experiences — namely rescuing Kurdish girls being held as sex slaves by ISIS fighters and bonding with her fellow soldiers.
But now, Palani stands trial at Copenhagen City Court on charges of violating Denmark’s ‘foreign fighter’ law, which — in a bitter irony — is meant to prevent Danish citizens from leaving the country and fight with terror groups. However, despite the fact that she was actually fighting against an internationally recognized terror group, the law applies equally to her.