German prosecutors urge 7 years for terror suspect
BERLIN – Prosecutors in Germany have asked a court to hand a German-Afghan man a seven-year prison sentence for belonging to al-Qaida and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist groups.
Federal prosecutors told a court in the western city of Koblenz on Monday that 37-year-old Ahmad Wali Siddiqui wanted to carry out terrorist acts in Germany and elsewhere, German news agency dapd reported.
Authorities say Siddiqui was one of about a dozen radical Muslims who left the north German city of Hamburg in 2009 to pursue terrorist training in the lawless border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Siddiqui was captured by U.S. troops in Afghanistan in July 2010 and while in custody provided details on alleged al-Qaida plots supposedly targeting European cities.