NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An Islamic cleric convicted of terrorism charges for plots to kidnap tourists in Yemen in 1998 and build a terrorist training camp in Oregon has been sentenced to life in prison by a judge who called his actions “barbaric” and “misguided.”
Abu Hamza was convicted of aiding terrorists who kidnapped tourists in Yemen and of helping others plot to open a terror training camp in Bly, Oregon. Four tourists were killed in the Yemen kidnapping. Federal sentencing guidelines call for a life sentence.
His lawyers had urged U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest to take into account that their client will have a particularly hard time in prison because he is missing hands and forearms and has other ailments.Comments