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Libyan, Jordanian appeal death sentences for murder of US diplomat

A Libyan and a Jordanian sentenced to death last month for the assassination of a US diplomat here have launched appeals. Their lawyer has argued that Jordan’s state security court which handed down the verdicts did not have the jurisdiction to try the case. Libyan Salem Saad bin Sweid and Jordanian Yasser Freihat were among eight defendants sentenced to death on April 6 in connection with the death of Lawrence Foley of the US aid agency USAID. Foley, 62, was shot dead at close range on October 28, 2002, outside his west Amman home by a lone gunman, triggering condemnation and shock in the US ally. Full Story

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