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SSC jails 8 for promoting Daesh ideologies

By JT - Nov 02,2017 - Last updated at Nov 02,2017

AMMAN — The State Security Court (SSC) on Wednesday sentenced eight suspects convicted of promoting Daesh ideologies with sentences ranging from 10 years of jail time to hard labour and acquittal.

The verdict included a sentence for a fugitive who was charged in absentia with a 10-year jail term, while his accomplice was sentenced to three years of hard labour, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Also on Wednesday, SSC issued a four-year term with hard labour sentence against a suspect who was convicted of joining a terrorist organisation in a neighbouring country. 

The defence lawyer urged the court to consider reducing the term, especially since the suspect is a fourth-year university student.

Also on Wednesday, the SSC sentenced five defendants to three to five years jail terms with hard labour, Petra reported.

They were sentenced for promoting Daesh ideologies, and due to lack of evidence, the court announced that they were not responsible for committing terrorist acts or the kidnapping and killing of foreign tourists at the Roman Theatre.

The court also sentenced on Wednesday 11 defendants in three narcotic cases with a maximum sentence of 15 years of hard labour, and a JD20,000 fine. 

The court condemned the defendants with two charges of importing narcotic substances with the purpose of trafficking, and possessing Captagon pills and hashish, also with the purpose of trafficking.

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