US: Pakistani gets 12 years imprisonment for helping LeT

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Washington, Apr 14: US court on Friday, Apr 13 has sentenced a Pakistani national to 12 years imprisonment, Jubair Ahmad, for helping Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) with recruitment and funds.

"Jubair Ahmad was deeply committed to LeT’s violent aims, which he promoted through online propaganda, recruiting others and fundraising for the terrorist organisation responsible for the deadly 2008 attack in Mumbai, India, which killed 160 people, including two Virginians," said Neil H MacBride US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

US government presented evidences against Ahmad in the court that he was involved in recruiting others to attend the LeT training camps and raising funds for it. US also revealed that Ahmad communicated with the LeT founder Hafiz Saeed's son Talha Saeed.

Court also revealed that Ahmad was born and brought up in Pakistan, attended LeT training camps in his childhood. Later, he moved to US with his family after receiving visa from the US Department of State.

"The activities of Jubair Ahmad and his LeT associates provide insights into how terrorist organisations produce their propaganda," said Assistant Attorney-General Lisa Monaco.

“Ahmad directly supported the mission of a designated terrorist organisation through his creation of online propaganda, fundraising and recruitment efforts. He is now being held accountable for those actions,” said FBI Assistant Director in-charge James McJunkin.

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