Pakistan court sentences Americans to prison on terrorism charges

The Jurist

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday sentenced five Americans to 10 years in prison for plotting attacks on Pakistan. Waqar Hussain Khan, Ahmed Minni, Ramy Zamzam, Aman Yemer and Umar Farooq, all students from the Washington, DC metro area, were convicted of criminal conspiracy and funding a banned terrorist organization and will carry out the respective ten-year and five-year sentences concurrently.

According to Deputy Prosecutor Rana Bakhtiar, the five men, facing life in prison, were acquitted of additional charges of planning war against Pakistan, directing others to launch attacks and attempting to cross the Afghan border illegally. US State Department (DOS) spokesperson Mark Toner said the US respected Pakistan’s right to conduct such judicial proceedings..

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