Five Jordanians receive jail terms on terrorism charges
Jordan's State Security Court on Tuesday moved to jail five people for between two and a half and 5 years each after finding them guilty of recruiting people to join terrorist and armed groups outside the country, judicial sources said, dpa reported.
One of the defendants, who was sentenced to five years in prison, is still at large and was condemned in absentia.
The other four, who were arrested earlier this year, were condemned for "carrying out activity unlicensed by the government that could expose the country to hostile actions," according to the indictment sheet.
Dozens of Jordanians have been condemned over the past few years by the military court for recruiting people to fight against US forces before those forces withdrew from Iraq at the end of 2011.