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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:13 PM

Pakistani sentenced in U.S. for aiding militant group

Source: Reuters

Pakistani sentenced in U.S. for aiding militant group

WASHINGTON | Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:48pm EDT

(Reuters) - A Pakistani man living in Virginia was sentenced to 12 years in prison by a U.S. judge on Friday for providing support to a militant anti-India group, including making a propaganda video and posting it on YouTube in 2010.

A federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, handed down the sentence for Jubair Ahmad, 24, who pleaded guilty in December. Ahmad, who had faced a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, also was given five years of probation.

The group, Lashkar-e-Taiba, has historical ties to Pakistan's top spy agencies and was designated by the United States in 2001 as a foreign terrorist organization.

It has been accused of orchestrating the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people, including six Americans.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/13/us-usa-pakistan-sentence-idUSBRE83C1AQ20120413

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