US sentenced to 20 years accused of aiding terrorism

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An American resident of California, Enrique Marquez, who provided firearms to the extremists who killed 14 people in the city of San Bernardino, was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. The New York Times reported on October 23.

Thus, the judge rejected the defense motion to deprive Marquez of liberty for up to five years.

As the newspaper notes, in 2018, Marquez admitted that he acquired firearms, which were used by the American Said Farouk and his wife Teshfin Malik in 2015. They opened fire on visitors to the center for the disabled. As a result, 14 people died, 22 were injured, the attackers were eliminated during the arrest.

The attackers supported the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in the Russian Federation).

In addition, Marquez admitted that he and Farouk discussed the possibility of shooting students at Riverside College, as well as organizing the bombings on the highway.

On the same day, a Moscow court arrested for two months a native of Central Asia who was preparing a terrorist attack in one of the buildings of the authorities in the capital region. The secret service officers established the location of the cache, which was equipped by the suspect. Security officials seized the components of an improvised explosive device. The suspect’s correspondence with the militants, instructions for making explosives and a video of the oath to the terrorist leaders were also found.

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