Thursday, 21-September-2006
WCSH6 - In Amman, Jordan, 7 people have been sentenced to death for bombings at three hotels that killed 60 people last November.
Only one of the sentenced is in custody. A 35-year-old Iraqi woman confessed on Jordanian television after the blasts that she intended to carry out a suicide attack at one of the hotels.

The 6 others remain at large and were tried in absentia.

The late leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was also tried as
a fugitive. But the Jordanian military court dismissed his case after he was killed in a U.S. air strike in June.

The guilty verdicts can be appealed. A lawyer for the Iraqi woman says she confessed under duress.

This story was printed at: Thursday, 30-June-2022 Time: 04:41 PM
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