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  סיון 1, 5774 , 30/05/14

Spain Sentences 'Al-Qaeda Librarian' to 8 Years

The National Court, the top criminal court in Spain, sentenced Mudhar Hussein Almalki to eight years in prison, Thursday, on a conviction for membership in a terrorist organization. A three-judge panel ruled that the Jordanian-born Saudi national be put on probation for nine years after his release from jail.

The court said Almalki belonged to the propaganda apparatus of the Ansar al Mujahideen Network, which is "without a doubt" an "Al-Qaeda satellite group". Almalki ran online forums linked to this group dedicated to "recruiting terrorists".

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