12 SENTENCED IN JORDAN FOR PLANING TO JOIN IRAQI RESISTANCE
A Jordanian military court sentenced, on Monday 08/04/2008, 12 men to up to five years in jail for planning to join Iraq’s armed groups and carry out attacks against USA and Iraqi forces. According to the AP, the five men who received the longest jail terms are at large and were tried in absentia. The remaining seven were arrested inside Jordan or at the border with Syria.
The indictment said the suspects used to meet in a shop in the eastern city of Zarqa to watch videos of suicide attacks in Iraq and listen to speeches by top Al Qaeda leaders. Monday’s verdict can be appealed.
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