Con­victed ter­ror­ist seeks le­niency, claims brain­wash­ing

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SARA­JEVO | A Bos­nian man who was im­pris­oned for 18 years for shoot­ing at the U.S. Em­bassy in Sara­jevo and wound­ing a lo­cal po­lice­man there has asked a court to re­duce his sen­tence, say­ing he acted af­ter be­ing brain­washed by videos his rad­i­cal Mus­lim friends had shown him.

Mevlid Jasare­vic told the ap­peals court Wednes­day that his at­tack in 2011 was “in­cred­i­bly stupid.” Jasare­vic, a Mus­lim, said that af­ter he saw the videos he at­tacked the em­bassy to draw at­ten­tion to the plight of Mus­lims world­wide.

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