Thursday, March 15, 2007

Terrorist Has Sentence Cut

A man convicted of possessing items for terrorism purposes has had his sentence cut from 15 years to 10 years. Andrew Rowe was arrested in France on his way back to Britain. He was in possession of an instruction manual on how to fire mortars as well as a code book for secret communications. The prosecution had argued that he was actively planning attacks at the time of his arrest and that his methods and contacts had the hallmarks of Al Qaeda.

The judges turned down his appeal but ruled that the 15 year sentence was "too high" overall, and reduced it to 10 years. (Read the BBC article here).