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Britons, Indian Sentenced In Afghan Gun-Smuggling Trial


http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/a59d08e9-871e-4902-abef-c98b3c389f7f_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) 7 December 2005 -- An Afghan court today sentenced two Britons and an Indian to two-year suspended sentences for gun smuggling. A U.S. citizen was cleared.


The sentence followed a one-day trial that one of the men dismissed as a "circus."


The four men, who were arrested in Kabul on 13 October, had faced prison terms of up to six years.


Prosecutors claimed the men had been caught trying to a sell 100 guns to an undercover police officer. The men denied the charges. One of them claimed police beat a confession out of him.


(AP)

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