The two men sentenced to prison for aiding terror groups by sending video of U.S. landmarks abroad have filed a notice to appeal.

Attorneys for 23-year-old Ehsanul Islam Sadequee and 25-year-old Syed Haris Ahmed filed separate motions in the week after they were each sentenced to prison on terror charges.

The motions are not formal appeals, but they are the first steps toward doing so.

Sadequee was sentenced to 17 years in prison for four terror-related charges at a hearing last week, and Ahmed received a 13-year sentence on a single charge.

Prosecutors say Sadequee and Ahmed, who are both U.S. citizens, never posed an imminent threat to the U.S. but took steps to help terrorists when they sent the videos to suspected terrorists overseas.