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U.K. Terror Trial Convicts 2 Algerians

Two Algerian men were convicted Tuesday of plotting to raise money for terrorist activities and sentenced to 11 years in prison. Brahim Benmerzouga, 31, and Baghdad Meziane, 38, raised thousands of dollars through credit card fraud for an international network of terrorists planning a holy war against the West, prosecutors said. The nine-member jury returned the verdict after five days of deliberation in the court in Leicester in central England. “You have not directly taken life or seriously injured anyone, but the terrorists, in order to carry out their terrible killings and maimings, need money, false papers and military style materials. You both provided terrorists with the vital support and ran a well-organized and secretive cell,” Justice Richard Curtis said after the verict. Full Story

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