Prosecutors seek jail terms in Massoud case

7th June 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 6, 2006 (AFP) - French prosecutors called Tuesday for two men accused of providing logistical support to the killers of Afghan resistance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud to be sentenced to two and six years in prison.

PARIS, June 6, 2006 (AFP) - French prosecutors called Tuesday for two men accused of providing logistical support to the killers of Afghan resistance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud to be sentenced to two and six years in prison.

Ibrahim Keita and Azdine Sayeh were acquitted on May 17 but prosecutors appealed against the ruling.

Massoud, leader of the anti-Taleban Northern Alliance, was killed in Afghanistan by two men posing as journalists just two days before the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Five others were sentenced to between two and seven years imprisonment in 2005 for their roles in assisting the killers.

The case is expected to last several weeks.

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Subject: French news

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