Pakistan Sentences Five Americans to 10 Years for Terrorism



A Pakistani court on Thursday sentenced five Americans to 10 years in jail each after finding them guilty of waging war against the state and funding a terrorist group, lawyers said.

The five, aged 19 to 25, had been on trial in a closed court in a prison in the eastern city of Sargodha since March. The judge found them guilty of two charges, but acquitted them of three others.

In a mostly secret trial, each defendant was handed concurrent sentences of 10 and five years and fined 70,000 rupees (820 dollars).

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