Jordan Jails 8 Suspects for Promoting ISIS Ideologies

Published November 2nd, 2017 - 02:26 GMT
Additionally, the SSC sentenced five defendants to three to five years jail terms with hard labor, Petra reported (AFP/File)
Additionally, the SSC sentenced five defendants to three to five years jail terms with hard labor, Petra reported (AFP/File)

The State Security Court (SSC) on Wednesday sentenced eight suspects convicted of promoting ISIS ideologies with sentences ranging from 10 years of jail time to hard labor and acquittal.

The verdict included a sentence for a fugitive who was charged in absentia with a 10-year jail term, while his accomplice was sentenced to three years of hard labor, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Also on Wednesday, SSC issued a four-year term with hard labor sentence against a suspect who was convicted of joining a terrorist organization in a neighboring country.

The defense lawyer urged the court to consider reducing the term, especially since the suspect is a fourth-year university student.

Additionally, the SSC sentenced five defendants to three to five years jail terms with hard labor, Petra reported.

They were sentenced for promoting ISIS ideologies, and due to lack of evidence, the court announced that they were not responsible for committing terrorist acts or the kidnapping and killing of foreign tourists at the Roman Theatre.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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