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Jordanian sentenced to death over knife attack at tourist site

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A state security court in Jordan on Tuesday sentenced a Jordanian to death and jailed two others for their role in a stabbing rampage against foreign tourists in 2019, judicial sources said.

Military judge Lieutenant Colonel Muwafaq al Masaeed told the court the men, in their early 20s, were involved in planning the attack in the ancient Roman city of Jerash in Nov.2019 that wounded three Mexican tourists and one Swiss along with four local people, including a police officer.

The state security court found them guilty of "committing terrorist acts", sentencing the main defendant to death by hanging and handing a life prison sentence to one accomplice and a seven year jail term to another. 


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The convicted men had pleaded not guilty in Jan. 2020 at an earlier session of the security court, which is a form of military tribunal.

 Reuters

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