Friday, February 11, 2011

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Pentagon has reduced the sentence of an al-Qaida cook convicted at a war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo under a plea deal.

Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qosi of Sudan pleaded guilty in July to supporting terrorism by providing logistical support to al-Qaida. The terms of his plea deal were not released at the time. A military jury recommended he serve 14 years in prison.
But the final say in the matter comes from the Pentagon's Convening Authority for Military Commissions. The Pentagon said in a statement Wednesday the authority suspended 12 years of al-Qosi's sentence, reducing it to two years.
Al-Qosi's sentence does not include the more than eight years he spent at Guantanamo before his more

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