Swiss court finds trio guilty in Swiss bomb plot

Last Updated: Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 00:50

Bellinzona: Switzerland`s
highest criminal court has found a trio of activists guilty of
plotting a bomb attack on a planned IBM nanotech research
facility near Zurich.

A panel of judges today found 35-year-old Costantino
Alfonso Ragusa, his 29-year-old wife Silvia Ragusa Guerini and
their 26-year-old Swiss friend Luca "Billy" Cristos Bernasconi
each guilty of conspiring to destroy the research centre as it
neared completion.

All three were handed prison sentences longer than
three years and slightly higher than what prosecutors
recommended.

Police say the three were detained in April 2010,
about two miles (3 kilometres) from the IBM facility, with
explosive gel and fuel almost as powerful as TNT.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 00:50
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