Pakistani Court Charges Americans

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A court in Pakistan has charged five Muslim Americans from Virginia with planning terrorist attacks in Pakistan and conspiring to wage war against nations allied with Pakistan.

The Associated Press reports that the men pleaded not guilty to five of the charges. The men had been detained in the town of Sargohda, Punjab, and had been charged with contacting militants over the Internet and plotting attacks on Afghan and U.S. territory.

The men said they wanted to give fellow Muslims in Afghanistan medical and financial help, according to Reuters. The men face life imprisonment if convicted.


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