A Norwegian court has sentenced the Iraqi-born Islamic cleric Mullah Krekar to five years in prison.
Krekar, whose real name is Najmeddine Faraj Ahmad, was found guilty of making death threats, most notably against a former Norwegian government minister.
He said he would appeal the ruling.
Krekar is the founder of radical Iraqi Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam.
The Kurdish cleric says he stepped down as leader of the group in 2002 and denies any links with Al-Qaeda.
Krekar came to Norway as a refugee in 1991.
He remains in Norway despite a deportation order because his security in Iraq cannot be guaranteed.
Ansar al-Islam, which is based in northern Iraq, is regarded by the United Nations and United States as a terrorist organization.
With AP, AFP, and dpa reporting