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Australian to appeal al Qaeda funding conviction

An Australian man who became the first to be found guilty under tough new anti-terrorism laws is to appeal against his conviction on charges of receiving funds from an associate of Osama bin Laden, his lawyer said on Monday. Former taxi driver Joseph Terrence Thomas faces up to 25 years in jail after being found guilty on charges of receiving $3,500 and a plane ticket from senior al Qaeda agent Khaled bin Attash after training at an al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan in 2002. A jury of nine women and three men on Sunday also found him guilty of possessing a false passport. Full Story

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