Thursday, May 24, 2007

Jordan King Commutes Saudi’s Death Sentence

From Abdul Jalil Mustafa at Arab News

Jordan’s King Abdallah has commuted the death sentence of an Al-Qaeda-linked Saudi national convicted of plotting to carry out acts of terrorism in Jordan, judicial sources said yesterday. “The monarch has issued a decree reducing the death penalty passed on the Saudi citizen Fahd Noman Al-Fuhaiqi to life imprisonment with hard labor,” the sources said. Jordan’s State Security Court decided in December 2005 that Fuhaiqi and two other defendants be hanged after finding them guilty of masterminding bombings at the check posts on the two sides of the Iraqi-Jordanian border in October 2004.

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