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Appeals court upholds U.S. terrorism convictions

Feb. 4, 2014 - 07:59PM   |  
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RICHMOND, VA. — A U.S. appeals court has upheld the convictions of three members of a terror ring.

Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, Hysen Sherifi and Ziyad Yaghi were convicted in 2011 of conspiring to attack the U.S. Marine Base in Quantico, Virginia, and targets abroad.

Two FBI informants testified that the defendants were part of an eight-man group that raised money, stockpiled weapons, took trips overseas and trained for jihadist attacks against perceived enemies of Islam.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously rejected claims of insufficient evidence and other flaws in the case.

The court also found no merit in arguments that the prison sentences of 15 to 45 years were unreasonable.

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