Jordan reduces prison terms of Hamas men who plotted to attack Israelis

March 5, 2009 18:49


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Three Hamas operatives convicted of plotting attacks on Israelis and intelligence officers in Jordan have had their prison sentences reduced. Jordan's highest court says a military court that handed down the initial sentences in December failed to take into account that the three Jordanians did not carry out any attacks or possess weapons. They were charged with conspiring to attack Israeli diplomats and businessmen and Jordanian intelligence officers. One of the suspects had his sentence reduced from 15 to 7 1/2 years on Thursday. The prison terms for the other two were lowered from five to 2 1/2 years. Hamas denied the accusations against the men, saying it does not target Jordan or any Arab country.

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