Jordan: Eight convicted for promoting ISIS ideologies

Jordan

Published: 2017-11-02 17:00

Last Updated: 2017-11-03 10:14


Jordan’s State Security Court (SSC) issued the verdicts. (File photo)
Jordan’s State Security Court (SSC) issued the verdicts. (File photo)
Roya News Source

Eight suspects have been convicted of promoting ISIS ideologies in Jordan, with sentences ranging from 10 years of jail time to hard labor and acquittal.

On Wednesday, Jordan’s State Security Court (SSC) issued the verdicts, which included a sentence for a fugitive who was charged in absentia with a 10-year jail term. Meanwhile his accomplice was sentenced to three years of hard labor, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

SSC also issued a four-year term with hard labor sentence against a suspect who was convicted of joining a terrorist organization in a neighboring country.

The defense lawyer urged the court to consider reducing the term, particularly given the suspect is a fourth-year university student, according to Petra.

Additionally, the SSC sentenced five defendants to three to five years jail terms with hard labor, Petra reported.