3 sen­tenced in ab­sen­tia in 1988 ship at­tack

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PARIS | Three men sus­pected of be­long­ing to a rad­i­cal Pales­tinian group were con­victed in ab­sen­tia and sen­tenced to 30 years in prison Thurs­day for their roles in a gu­nand-gre­nade at­tack on a Greek cruise ship more than two decades ago.

The 1988 at­tack on the City of Poros as it was re­turn­ing from a one­day cruise in the Sa­ronic Gulf is­lands left nine peo­ple dead, in­clud­ing three French cit­i­zens, and dozens wounded.

The three con­victed by a spe­cial French anti-ter­ror­ism court were sus­pected of be­long­ing to the Fatah Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Coun­cil, a Pales­tinian ex­trem­ist group linked to the or­ga­ni­za­tion of Pales­tinian rad­i­cal Abu Ni­dal.

Ad­nan So­jod was con­victed of mur­der and at­tempted mur­der. Samir Khaidir and Ab­dul Hamid Amoud, mean­while, were con­victed of con­spir­acy to com­mit mur­der and con­spir­acy to at­tempt mur­der.

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