Holland’s first convicted terrorists are appealing. From Expatica, with thanks to Nicolei:
AMSTERDAM “” Two of the four Muslims convicted by an appeals court in The Hague on Monday will take their cases to the Supreme Court to have their sentences quashed. One of the men was sentenced to six years jail for involvement in a criminal gang linked to a plot to bomb the US embassy in Paris.
The Supreme Court will thus make a final ruling whether information from the Dutch secret service AIVD can be used in court. Rotterdam Court ruled at the end of 2002 against the use of the evidence, but the appeals court in The Hague reversed that ruling on Monday.
The appeals court sentenced two Muslim men to six and four-year jail terms after convicting them of involvement in an international criminal organisation, which was planning a bomb attack on the US embassy in Paris. The attack was never carried out.
The convicted men were identified as 29-year-old Jerome Courtailler, a French convert to Islam and Algerian Abdelghani Rabia, 32. But the lawyer representing the Frenchman said later on Monday an appeal will be lodged with the Dutch Supreme Court.