Jordan court upholds ruling in terror plot conviction

Jordan’s Court of Cassation has upheld an October State Security Court ruling sentencing a man to nine years in prison after he was convicted of plotting terrorist activities, the Jordan Times reported Friday (September 6th).

The court declared the defendant, who is a supporter of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS), guilty of threatening to conduct terrorist activities against security officers in 2017, and handed him the maximum sentence.

Court papers said the defendant, who had been plotting to target security officers, was following ISIS’s activities and decided to adopt their ideologies and join them in their fight.

The defendant was arrested before carrying out any of his plots by the General Intelligence Department, court papers said.

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