Jordan sentences 17 men on terror charges

Jordan’s State Security Court on Wednesday (September 13th) sentenced 17 defendants found guilty on 30 terror-related charges, the Jordan Times reported.

The charges include attempting to join groups including the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) and the former al-Nusra Front (ANF), and promoting terrorist ideologies.

The sentences ranged between three and 15 year prison terms with hard labour, the Jordanian news agency, Petra, reported.

Meanwhile, the court continued hearings in 13 security cases where defendants are indicted of supporting ISIS and ANF. On Wednesday, the tribunal listened to a number of prosecution witnesses and defence statements.

The court also decided to refer one of the accused to the National Centre for Mental Health for an assessment of his mental state.

A psychological medical committee will handle the assessment and hand over a report on his condition to the court.

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