Afghan jailed 26 years in prison for stabbing two persons

An Afghan man who injured two U.S tourists in a knife attack in a hallway at Amsterdam’s central railway station was on Monday sentenced to 26 years and eight months in prison.

The court in Amsterdam had ruled that the attack was a terrorist act and that he had been proven guilty for his double attempts at murder.

“The man acted out of terrorist motives,’’ it said in a statement.

The 20-year-old with a residence in Germany had not expressed regret for his action in court and justified it by saying that he was protecting Islam and wanted to kill dishonest and cruel people.

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In Aug. 2018, the man attacked the two people out of anger about an Islam-critical caricature competition organised by far-right populist Geert Wilders, Dutch prosecutors said in court in 2018.

One of the victims became paraplegic as a result of the attack.

While the other man who was attacked sustained an injury in his arm.

The court awarded them about 3 million euros (about 3.3 million dollars) for damages.



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