Three Jordanians jailed for plotting to kill Bush

May 14th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by admin  

Amman, May 14 (Xinhua) Jordan’s state security court Wednesday delivered a 15-year-jail sentence to three Jordanians who were convicted of plotting to kill US President George W. Bush during his visit to the kingdom in 2006. Wednesday’s verdict came almost a year and a half after the three young men, Nidhal Musleh al-Momani, Sattam al-Zawahrah and Tharwat Daraj were arrested Nov 28, 2006, a day before Bush arrived in the Jordan’s capital Amman.

They were convicted of two charges: conspiracy to carry out terrorist attack and carrying out terrorist actions with explosives.

After adopting some testimonies, the court has decided to reverse two other charges against the culprits, which may lead them to death penalty.

The charge sheet said that the three alleged Islamic militants were found with large plastic bottles filled with gasoline to be used as bombs.

They also planned to attack the American and Danish embassies in Amman, the charge sheet added.

The verdict is not the final one and remains open to appeal, the court said.

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