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Justice in Jordan?

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posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 07:02 AM
The headline reads "Court Convicts 15 in Terror Plot", but as I read the story it
starts to look shady to me.

Jordan's military court convicted 15 men - all but one of whom remain at-large - on Wednesday for a terror conspiracy targeting unspecified American and Israeli interests in Jordan as well as Jordanian intelligence officials.

All but 1 remain at large?, No wonder a speedy trial, pretty easy to convict someone who's not there to defend themself.

Al-Riyati, the only suspect in custody, was sentenced to 15 years in jail, but the sentence was quickly commuted to 7 1/2 years.

Remember this name as you read the story, seems he was convicted previously in absentia for a prior plot and while the court upheld the conviction, they did not uphold the 15 year sentence.

In my opinion this story upon first glance looks good for the War on Terror, but after you peel the layers back it shows that Jordan is still in fear of retaliation from Al Qaida if they actually judge harshly criminals associated with them...

Maybe I am looking too deep? I'd like your opinions......

Here's the story..15 Convictions

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