US man gets 3 years in Somali terror case

2013-05-14 21:18
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Minneapolis - A federal judge has sentenced a man to three years in prison for briefly joining a terrorist group in Somalia.

US District Judge Michael Davis told Abdifatah Yusuf Isse on Tuesday that he was giving him a break for co-operating with the government's investigation, and for escaping from a terrorist training camp after spending six days there in 2007.

Isse pleaded guilty in 2009 to one count of providing material support to a terrorist organisation.

He had faced a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Three other men convicted in the government's investigation into recruiting for the group al-Shabaab in Somalia are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Minneapolis on Tuesday.

Authorities say that since 2007, more than 20 young men left Minnesota to join al-Shabaab.

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