Monday, June 7, 2010

"Dutchifying" the roadside bomber's US sentence

Wesam al-Delaema Dutch terrorist likes coiffured hair ~ but also setting roadside bombs.

A court in Rotterdam is currently deciding what 'Dutch' length of sentence should be served by Wesam Al Delaema.

The Iraqi-born Dutchman was extradited to the United States in 2007 to be tried for plotting to kill American servicemen in Iraq. His extradition only went ahead on condition that he could serve his sentence in the Netherlands and that it would be reduced to a more 'Dutch' length.

Last year the so-called roadside bomber was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by a court in Washington D.C. following a plea bargain.

Wesam Al Delaema was born in Fallujah but fled Iraq in 1993. He was granted political asylum in the Netherlands, took Dutch nationality and worked as a ladies hairdresser in the town of Amersfoort.

However, following the US invasion of Iraq he became an activist and visited Fallujah several times. Apparently he was obsessed with telling the world 'the truth' about the US occupation of Fallujah. In 2005 he was arrested on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks.

"Dutchifying" the roadside bomber's US sentence | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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