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Dutch Court Convicts 9 Under Tougher Antiterror Law

A Dutch court on Friday found nine members of a radical Islamist group guilty of belonging to a terrorist organization and handed down sentences of as much as 15 years in prison. The convictions were the first under a tough new law here that makes it a crime to belong to a terrorist group or to boast about plans for crimes or violent acts. Jason Walters, 21, received 15 years, and his roommate Ismael Aknikh, 23, 13 years for attempted murder, having hurled a hand grenade at five police officers who had come to arrest them. Nouredine al-Fatmi, 23, received a five-year sentence. He reached for a loaded pistol in his backpack at the time of his arrest.Full Story

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