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Judge says funding 'provides assistance' for 'terrorist acts'

There were a large number of police officers at the High Court in Glasgow, where the judge told Nasserdine Menni, who was sentenced to seven years in prison for funding terrorism:

Funding provides assistance for those who would carry out terrorist acts.The sentencing of the court must reflect the potential use.

Menni was convicted of giving money to Taimour Abdulwahab, who blew himself up in the Swedish capital on December 11 2010.

The court heard that Menni plans to appeal against his conviction.

His defence counsel said immigration authorities had said they would try to have him thrown out of the UK.

Glasgow court jails man for seven years for financing terrorism

Nasserdine Menni.
Nasserdine Menni. Credit: Strathclyde Police

An Algerian citizen who was found guilty of financing terrorism after a suicide blast in Stockholm has been sentenced to seven years in prison at the High Court in Glasgow.

Nasserdine Menni was convicted of giving money to Taimour Abdulwahab, who later blew himself up in the Swedish capital on December 11 2010.

Menni sent £5,725 to a bank account in Abdulwahab's name knowing it may be used for terrorism.

Menni was also convicted of immigration and benefit fraud.

However, he was cleared of a charge which claimed he plotted to kill Swedish civilians, when a jury found it not proven after a three-month trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

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