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French court acquits 1 man, convicts 2 in terror-tied trial

 

February 15, 2018



PARIS (AP) — A French court on Wednesday acquitted a man charged with harboring Islamic extremists after they carried out the 2015 Paris attacks, bringing a surprising end to the first criminal trial linked to the country's deadliest extremist violence since World War II.

The presiding judge said the Paris court found Jawad Bendaoud, a 31-year-old street criminal, not guilty of providing lodging to two of the attackers and helping them hide from police when they were the most-wanted criminals in France.

The court also convicted and sentenced two co-defendants in the case to prison terms W...



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