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New York - Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Terrorism Case

Published on: January 9, 2013 09:03 AM
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A courtroom sketch of Agron Hasbajrami, center, during his arraignment in September 2011. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)A courtroom sketch of Agron Hasbajrami, center, during his arraignment in September 2011. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

Brooklyn, NY - A New York City man has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars for trying to go to Pakistan to join a radical jihadist insurgent group.

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Agron Hasbajrami (ah-GRAHN’ hahs-bah-ruh-MEE’) received the prison term Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn.

The 28-year-old Albania citizen and legal U.S. resident had pleaded guilty last year to providing material support to terrorists.

Prosecutors say he sent more than $1,000 abroad to help terrorist activities in Pakistan and Afghanistan and communicated with someone in Pakistan who said he was a member of an armed group that had murdered American soldiers. Authorities also say he expressed a desire to die as a martyr.

Hasbajrami was arrested at Kennedy Airport in 2011 while attempting to go to Pakistan.

 

 


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 Jan 09, 2013 at 02:05 PM Anonymous Says:

As long as Weberman gets 125 yrs while terrorists get 15

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