A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Militants acquitted in Jordanian terror plot

[JURIST] A Jordanian military court has acquitted 13 Muslim militants of conspiring to commit terrorist attacks against US interests in Jordan, including the US Embassy in Amman and Jordanian military bases where US troops were believed to be stationed. The attacks were never carried out and the suspects were arrested in December 2002. Eleven of the 13 men were nonetheless sentenced to prison terms of 6 months to 15 years for possessing explosives. The accused are not believed to have had ties to al-Qaeda. Al Jazeera has more.

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.