Jordan sentences al-Qaeda fighter

Court hands down death penalty to man involved in killing of US diplomat.

    Jordan mounted an investigation following the killing
    of US diplomat Foley in 2002 [GALLO/GETTY]

    Al-Jaghbeer was first convicted in absentia in 2005, along with seven others, including Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the slain leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.

    Two men convicted with him were executed in March 2006.

    Al-Jaghbeer was re-tried after he was captured in Iraq and transfered to Jordan, but an appeals court overturned the second guilty verdict on procedural grounds and ordered a new trial.

    In Monday's verdict, the court found that al-Jaghbeer facilitated contacts between al-Qaeda and an Amman cell that killed Foley.

    Fathi Daradkeh, his lawyer, said he plans to appeal the verdict next week.

    Al-Jaghbeer has also been tried separately for the deadly bombing of Jordan's embassy in Iraq in August 2003, in which 14 people were killed.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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