Paris court convicts 7 men linked to Iraq terror recruitment cell

May 14, 2008 11:56

A Paris court has convicted seven men suspected of links to a cell recruiting fighters for Iraq on terrorism charges. The judge has given the men sentences ranging from an 18-month suspended sentence to seven years in prison. The charge is for "criminal association with a terrorist enterprise." All have denied having links to a formal Iraq recruitment cell. The man accused of being the cell's ringleader was handed a six-year prison sentence in Wednesday's ruling. Five of the suspects are French and two are from North Africa.

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