Algerian get ten years for Paris metro bombings

29th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, March 29, 2006 (AFP) - An Algerian man was given a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail by a French court Wednesday for helping prepare 1995 bombings on Paris's metro system which left eight dead and 200 injured.

PARIS, March 29, 2006 (AFP) - An Algerian man was given a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail by a French court Wednesday for helping prepare 1995 bombings on Paris's metro system which left eight dead and 200 injured.

Rachid Ramda, 35, who was extradited from Britain in December after spending a decade in detention, was found guilty of criminal association with a terrorist organisation.

The charges related only to the preparation of the attacks, which were blamed on the Algerian Armed Islamic Group (GIA). Ramda, who is accused of financing the campaign, faces a second trial for his role in the actual bombings.

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