23 year old Joanna Palani who fought for the Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq and the YPG militia in Syria, had her passport confiscated by cops last year, received a 12-month travel ban and now faces up to two years in jail.
Her lawyer, Erbil Kaya, said the decision to jail her was “hypocritical”.
Speaking with the Guardian, Kaya said: “It’s a shame. We are the first country in the world to punish a person who has been fighting on the same side as the international coalition.
“It’s hypocritical to punish her. Why don’t we punish the people who fight for ISIS instead of people who are fighting on the same side as Denmark? I don’t think it makes sense.”
She then went onto explain that difficulties she has faced since returning to Denmark where radical Islamist’s have threatened her.
She said: “It’s very difficult for me, as there many people who are against me still in Copenhagen – some IS people.
“It’s hard for me to get a job as PET (Danish counter terrorism) have been calling employers telling them I am a threat to national security, so it doesn’t seem like anyone is on my side.”