Jordan convicts businessman of raising funds for al-Zarqawi

[JURIST] Jordanian businessman Bilal al-Hiyari was convicted Sunday of raising funds for Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi and sentenced to six months in jail by a Jordanian military court. He was, however, acquitted of conspiring in actual attacks on US forces in Iraq. Al-Hiyari allegedly struck up a personal relationship with al-Zarqawi when they met before the war in Iraq after finding both had similar ideas on holy war. The specific details of the conspiracy accusation could not be substantiated. AP has more.

 

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