The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) may be prevented from supplying information about an alleged terrorist plot against the Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper to American prosecutors in an ongoing U.S. case.
"We naturally cannot supply legal help with a view to effectuating a death sentence," the Danish Justice Ministry writes in an email to Politiken.
Denmark, which does not have capital punishment, may not extradite people to countries where they risk a death sentence, nor may it provide evidence to foreign authorities if this could lead to their execution.
The Danish Justice Ministry statement comes in connection with the court case against U.S. citizen David Headley who risks the death penalty for his alleged part in some of the dramatic terrorist plans and actions of recent years.
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