Man sentenced to 6 years in prison for airing Hizbullah TV in US

April 24, 2009 02:10


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A Pakistani immigrant whom a prosecutor called "Hizbullah's man in New York City" was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Thursday, for airing the Lebanese terrorist group's television station. Javed Iqbal was ordered by a federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday to serve five years and nine months for putting the broadcasts of Al Manar among stations he sent to customers in New York. Prosecutor Eric Snyder said Iqbal helped the TV station get out Hizbullah's message, noting that the terror group had killed more Americans than any other terrorist group before September 11, 2001. Iqbal's lawyer Josh Dratel said his client didn't intend to aid Hizbullah as he tried to build his television station distribution company.

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