Sentence commuted for suicide bomb money manJune 27, 2014
A court in Scotland has reduced the sentence of Nasserdine Menni, a serial liar who funded a botched suicide bomb attack in Sweden, essentially to 3 years of time already served. If the crimes had been committed in the U.S. Menni probably would have received a 15 year prison sentence for supporting terrorism, separate from whatever sentence he would have received for the welfare fraud that he also committed.
Menni also gave money to the bomber’s wife who destroyed evidence in the case but was never charged.
The disappointing news of the early release comes from the Herald Scotland, with thanks to El Grillo, who notes that the reporting doesn’t indicate to where Menni will be deported. Menni has previously claimed to be from Kuwait but is actually from Algeria.
Terrorist funder to be deported as jail term cut
Wednesday 11 June 2014
AN asylum seeker convicted of funding terrorism is now likely to be deported after appeal judges cut his jail term.
Nasserdine Menni was found guilty of supporting suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab, who blew himself up in a blast in Stockholm in December 2010.
A worldwide investigation uncovered Menni’s links to Muslim extremist Abdulwahab.
Menni, believed to be in his early 30s, had previously claimed asylum while in Glasgow and it was money earned in the city from benefits and low-paid jobs that was intended to help carry out a mission to kill innocent citizens.
He was locked up for seven years in August 2012 for providing £6725 in the knowledge it could be used for terrorism.
His legal team, led by the same QC who defended the Lockerbie bomber, yesterday challenged the jail term at a Court of Appeal hearing in Glasgow.
Lord Gill, the Lord Justice General, sitting with Lords Menzies and Brodie, reduced the sentence to three years and backdated it to March 2011 when Menni was taken into custody.
It meant Menni had effectively served his sentence.