Maximum punishment sought for terror cell suspects

The public prosecutor accused the 15 people of joining, and also of collecting and transferring funds to two terrorist organisations outside the country, both of which are affiliated to Al Qaeda.

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Published: Tue 21 Oct 2014, 1:22 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 8:50 PM

The public prosecution at the Federal Supreme Court has sought the maximum punishment for the 15 men accused of joining and funding terrorist organisations Al Nusra Front and Ahrar Al Sham Brigade.

Presiding Judge Mohammed Al Jarrah Al Tinaiji decided to meet again on Tuesday (October 21) to hear the defence of the accused.

The public prosecutor accused the 15 people of joining, and also of collecting and transferring funds to two terrorist organisations outside the country, both of which are affiliated to Al Qaeda.

The public prosecutor also accused some of them of manufacturing explosives without obtaining a licence from the competent authorities and said the bombings “would have caused pollution of the environment”. They were also accused of using hazardous materials though these were prohibited.

One of the accused was charged with possessing a firearm without a licence and another with supervising and managing a website and disseminating information about Al Qaeda with the intent to promote its ideas.



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