Sentences of Iranians jailed for life in Kenya reduced to 15 years

February 24, 2016 10:56 am
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Ahmed Mohammed, and Sayed Mansour were convicted for possessing explosives, which they planned to use for an attack/FILE
Ahmed Mohammed, and Sayed Mansour were convicted for possessing explosives, which they planned to use for an attack/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 24 – Two Iranians who were jailed for life in 2013 on terrorism-related charges will now serve 15 years in prison following an appeal in the High Court.

Ahmed Mohammed, and Sayed Mansour were convicted for possessing explosives, which they planned to use for an attack.

At the time of sentencing, the court ruled that they had links to a network planning bombings in Nairobi and Mombasa.

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  • Ahmed Mohammed, and Sayed Mansour were convicted for possessing explosives, which they planned to use for an attack.
  • At the time of sentencing, the court ruled that they had links to a network planning bombings in Nairobi and Mombasa.

The men were arrested after police found the explosives at a golf course in Mombasa.

According to their lawyers, prior to their travel to Kenya the Iranians were retired civil servants who ran a tour company out of Iran together.

Defence lawyers alleged the suspects were interrogated by Israeli security officers while in Kenyan detention, claims dismissed by the prosecution.

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