By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The State Security Court has convicted two Syrians on charges of belonging to an extremist Islamic party and sentenced them to prison, a human rights group said Monday.
The court sentenced Mahmoud Tiba and Khoder Aloush late Sunday to seven years and five years in jail, respectively, on charges of belonging to a radical Islamic group that aimed to change Syria's political and economic structure, said Ammar Qurabi, head of the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria, in a statement. He did not elaborate.
Qurabi condemned the sentences, saying they were issued by a special court set up under Syria's 1963 emergency law, rather than by the normal judicial system.
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