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Five Americans appeal terror convictions: Pakistan

The defense lawyer for five Americans convicted of plotting terrorist attacks and sentenced to 10 years in jail in Pakistan says he has filed an appeal.



Islamabad: The defense lawyer for five Americans convicted of plotting terrorist attacks and sentenced to 10 years in jail in Pakistan says he has filed an appeal.

Hasan Dastagir says the appeal filed Monday argues the conviction should be overturned because it did not take into account evidence provided by the defense.

Dastagir says the court will set a date to hear the appeal in a few days.

The five young Americans from the Washington, DC area were arrested in the Pakistani city of Sargodha six months ago and convicted last week.

Prosecutors said evidence proved the men used the Internet to plot terror attacks and meet militant organizations in Pakistan.

Defense lawyers said the evidence was faked and the men were innocent.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

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