Egyptian militant sentenced to 10 years with hard labor
An Egyptian state security court on Sunday sentenced an Islamic militant who trained in Afghanistan and Pakistan with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network to 10 years with hard labor.
According to AP, Mohammed El-Sayed Soliman Youssef was convicted of being a member of a "terrorist organization," illegally receiving military training and forging passports to allow members of the outlawed Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization to travel abroad.
State security investigation said Youssef was an aide to Ayman el-Zawahiri, leader of Islamic Jihad and bin Laden's deputy. The Islamic Jihad is blamed for the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat. (Albawaba.com)
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