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Australian guilty of embassy plot

A British-born Muslim convert has been convicted of plotting to blow up Israel’s embassy in Australia after he changed his plea to guilty. Jack Roche, 50, had earlier told the court he agreed to conduct surveillance of the embassy for al-Qaeda and Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI). He said he had feared for his life if he did not carry out the task, but had never agreed to bomb the building. Roche is due to be sentenced on Tuesday and faces up to 25 years in jail. When the charge of conspiracy was put to him again on Friday, the 10th day of his trial, and he was asked how he pleaded, he replied: “Guilty”. Full Story

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