Jordanian assailant of German tourist charged with terror

25th March 2008, Comments 0 comments

The tribunal was expected to set a date shortly for the trial of the 34-year-old Jordanian, man who stabbed the German tourist.

Amman -- The prosecutor of Jordan's State Security Court (SSC) has officially charged the assailant of a German tourist with premeditated murder attempt and carrying out an act of "terrorism," judicial sources said Monday.

The tribunal was expected to set a date shortly for the trial of the 34-year-old Jordanian, Mohammad Barham, who stabbed the German tourist Bremar Foll, 63, with a knife while he was walking with his wife in downtown Amman on March 14, the sources added.

Foll was rushed to a nearby hospital and underwent surgery. He recovered a few days later and insisted on completing his tour of ancient places, according to Interior Minister Eid al-Fayez.

Nothing has been leaked so far from an ad hoc panel which was set up to investigate the incident, but al-Fayez dubbed the attacker as a "lunatic."

At the end of 2006, the SSC sentenced a Jordanian to death after finding him guilty of killing a British tourist and wounding five other European tourists when he opened fire on a group of tourists at the Roman Amphitheatre in downtown Amman in September 2006.

DPA with Expatica

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