Afghan-born Ahmad Khan Rahimi convicted last October on eight countsNEW YORK: New York judge on Tuesday sentenced a US restaurant worker to life in prison following a September 2016 bombing that wounded 31 people in Manhattan’s upscale Chelsea neighborhood. Afghan-born Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 30, was convicted at trial last October on eight counts linked to two bombs he planted in New York, and others found in New Jersey. “There is nothing that could justify anything but a life sentence,” US District Judge Richard Berman told the court. Faisal Shahzad sentenced to life in prison“There is no comparison between the grievances that you may feel and the actions you took,” he said. New York retains stringent security, which was drastically stepped up after the September 11, 2001 Al-Qaeda hijackings brought down the Twin Towers.
Source: The Express Tribune February 14, 2018 02:03 UTC