Thursday, 16 February 2012

Underwear bomber Abdulmutallab sentenced to life without parole.



Abdul Muttallab
A Nigerian man accused of trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, pleaded guilty to attempting to blow up a commercial plane as a would-be suicide mission for al-Qaeda.

His family quickly called on the US government to review the sentence. Abdulmutallab was badly burned when a bomb sewn into his underwear failed to detonate fully, prosecutors said.Almost 300 people were on the flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

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