Nor­we­gian-Iraqi jailed for 15 years for ‘ter­ror­ism’

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

AMMAN—A Jor­da­nian court sen­tenced a Nor­we­gian man of Iraqi de­scent to 15 years in prison on Sun­day for plan­ning “ter­ror­ist acts” in the king­dom.

Khaled al-Re­bai, 49, was also found guilty by Amman’s state se­cu­rity court of “pos­sess­ing ex­plo­sive ma­te­rial,” ac­cord­ing to the ver­dict de­liv­ered in front of Nor­we­gian diplo­mats in the Jor­da­nian cap­i­tal.Re­bai was found not guilty of be­long­ing to Iran’s Quds Force, the for­eign army of the Ira­nian Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guards, an AFP cor­re­spon­dent said.

His lawyers said they would ap­peal the guilty ver­dicts. Re­bai was ar­rested in July in pos­ses­sion of 45 kilo­grams of ex­plo­sives in the north­ern town of Jarash. Jor­dan said at the time it had foiled a “ter­ror­ist” at­tack due to be car­ried out by an Iraqi Quds Force mem­ber.—Agen­cies

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