Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A Pakistani immigrant convicted of plotting to detonate a bomb in a New York City subway station has been sentenced to 30 years in jail

BBC News:

In May a federal jury found Shahawar Matin Siraj, 24, guilty of scheming to blow up the Herald Square subway station in Manhattan in August 2004.

The arrest took place shortly before the Republican Party convention, which was held at a nearby venue.

Siraj admitted to taking preliminary steps to carry out the bombing.

However there was no proof he ever obtained explosives or was linked to any terror group.

Defence lawyers had argued that their client was only a "confused and misguided youngster" rather than a dangerous terrorist.

Prosecutors said he deserved at least a 30-year sentence as he had devised a "workable terrorist plot".

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