US: Indian-born, cousin jailed on terror charges

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Boston, Jul 13: An Indian-origin man was among the two, who were convicted and sentenced to prison by a US court on terror charges for plotting to help extremist elements in waging "violent" jihad.

US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Steven Dettelbach on Monday, Jul 13, said two Illinois cousins, who pleaded guilty in Jan 2009 for plotting to provide material support to terrorists, were sentenced to jail.

The statement informed that 29-year-old Indian-born American Khaleel Ahmed was sentenced to eight years and four months while his 31-year-old cousin Zubair Ahmed was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Besides this, three years of supervised release was ordered and the two Ahmeds have been asked to pay a USD 100 special assessment.

Assistant US attorney Justin Herdman's sentencing memorandum read that the cousins "committed a long-term plan to engage in violent jihad on the battlefield against members of the United States military," and added that the plot included "three continents, involved a number of other co-conspirators, and consumed at least three years of the defendants' relatively young lives".

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