Monday, August 28, 2023

US courts condemn a Pakistani doctor to 18 years in prison for giving ISIS supplies


WASHINGTON: A Pakistani specialist living in the US was condemned to 18 years in prison for endeavoring to offer material help to ISIS.

"A Rochester man was sentenced today to 216 months in prison, which is equivalent to 18 years, followed by five years of supervised release for attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization," the US Justice Department said in a statement.

As per the Equity Division, the Pakistani specialist, distinguished as Muhammad Masood (31), headed out from Rochester to Minneapolis-St. to take a flight to Los Angeles, California, from Paul International Airport (MSP). Upon landing in MSP, Masood really look at in for his flight and was thusly captured by the FBI's Joint Psychological warfare Team.

As per court reports, Masood is an authorized specialist in Pakistan and was previously utilized as an examination organizer at a clinical center in Rochester, Minnesota, under a H-1B visa.

"Between January 2020 and Walk 2020, Masood utilized an encoded informing application to work with his movement abroad to join a psychological militant association. Masood offered different expressions about his longing to join the Islamic Province of Iraq and Al-Joke (ISIS), and he swore his loyalty to the assigned psychological militant association and its chief. Masood likewise communicated his craving to lead "independent person" psychological militant assaults in the US," the assertion read.

"On February 21, 2020, Masood bought a boarding pass from Chicago, Illinois, to Amman, Jordan, and from that point intended to go to Syria. On Walk 16, 2020, Masood's itinerary items changed in light of the fact that Jordan shut its boundaries to approaching travel due to the Covid pandemic. Masood then, at that point, consented to fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles to get an accepted together with a person would help him with venture out by means of freight boat to convey him to ISIS domain," it added.

Keep going year, on August 16, Masood conceded to the charges that he was reserved under for endeavoring to offer material help to an assigned unfamiliar psychological militant association.

Masood was condemned on August 25 under the steady gaze of Senior Appointed authority Paul A Magnuson. The case was looked into by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI.

Associate US Lawyer Andrew R. Winter for the Region of Minnesota and Preliminary Lawyer Dmitriy Slavin Public safety Division's Counterterrorism Segment arraigned the case.

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