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Al-Qaeda members jailed
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Al-Qaeda members jailed

Published: 25 Jan 2013 16:30 GMT+01:00

The court gave one of the pair, a 27-year-old German, nine years in prison. His 23-year-old Austrian partner was handed six years and nine months.

The German was founding member of terrorist organisation the German Taliban Mudschaheddin (DTM), and, according to the federal prosecutor's office, the two met in Afghanistan before both partaking in military training on the Pakistani-Afghan border.

In 2007, the older suspect published during the election campaign a video threatening to launch a holy war on Germany.

He was arrested in Vienna in March 2011 and two months later the Austrian was arrested in Berlin, the prosecutor's office said.

During the year long trial, both men remained silent.

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Your comments about this article

17:01 January 25, 2013 by raandy
They remained silent, They new that no matter if they gave some one up or not is was not going to change their sentence, this was way to sensitive for plea bargaining and they new it would not be a life sentence as in the USA.These guys go in radicalize a few malcontents get a network going get out in less than 10years in their case 6,9 are really 2 and 3 and ,,get even.
19:34 January 25, 2013 by Englishted
Why can't we see their faces? now they are guilty , the photo of the woman in the "national socialist underground " is always shown (see other stories today in the Local) so why not theirs?
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