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SSC issues several verdicts in terrorism cases

By JT - Mar 21,2018 - Last updated at Mar 21,2018

AMMAN — The State Security Court (SSC) on Wednesday issued several rulings against defendants charged with promoting the extremist group Daesh and planning terrorist attacks in Jordan.

SSC sentenced 17 defendants in two separate cases to two to 15 years in prison.

In the first case, the court sentenced four Jordanians involved in assisting individuals in joining Daesh and promoting the terror group to four years of hard labour.

The fifth defendant, who is still at large, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour.

In the second case, the court sentenced five other defendants to hard labour for four years.

The rulings also included seven defendants who were handed sentences of hard labour between two to seven years.

Also on Wednesday, the SSC sentenced three defendants charged with planning to carry out terrorist attacks against the Kingdom in two separate cases to 10-years of hard labour.

One of the defendants, who had planned to attack an officer at Zarqa Intelligence Department with a firearm, was handed a 10-year sentence of hard labour.

Meanwhile, SSC sentenced two defendants to 10 years of hard labour for planning to carry bomb attacks against the embassies of Russia, Israel and Iran in Amman.

The two defendants had manufactured small bombs and tested them then before planning to make larger ones to be used in the attack. However, security forces foiled the plan and arrested the suspects.  

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