A criminal court in Paris convicted nine suspects on charges linked to the financing of and association with a terrorism group. One of these was Safé Bourada, a French-Algerian former prison inmate who established an Islamic group that called for armed jihad in France. The group, known as “Ansar al-Fath” or Partisans of Victory, was founded in 2003 and dismantled in 2005 when French authorities received a tip from Algerian counterparts. With this latest verdict, Bourada will not be eligible for parole for at least ten years. The other eight members received sentences between 1 and 9 years of imprisonment.
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