3 sentenced in absentia in 1988 ship attack
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.