She had “expressed an intention to commit terror acts,” but “had no concrete plan,” and therefore she walks free. Prosecutors, however, “claim the 24-year-old had received orders to blow herself up at a military target in Russia.” If she did, she is free to pursue such plans now, as she intended to do before. How difficult is it to develop a “concrete plan” to do such a thing?
“Lithuania Woman Acquitted of Suicide Bombing Plot,” from ABC News, April 4 (thanks to Twostellas):
An appeals court has acquitted a Lithuanian woman who was convicted by a lower court of plotting a suicide bombing against an undetermined Russian military target.
Egle Kusaite was arrested in 2009 on suspicion of links to radical Islamist groups, including Chechen militants, and sentenced to 10 months in prison in 2013 for engaging in terrorist activities.
The appeals court overturned her conviction Friday, saying that even though Kusaite had expressed an intention to commit terror acts, she had no concrete plan.
Prosecutors claim the 24-year-old had received orders to blow herself up at a military target in Russia.