Norway court convicts men in Qaeda-linked bomb plot

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Posted: Jan 30, 2012 7:39 AM
Norway court convicts men in Qaeda-linked bomb plot

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian of Chinese Muslim origin with alleged links to al Qaeda was convicted on Monday of plotting to blow up a Danish newspaper that had printed cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Mikael Davud, who was accused of leading a bomb plot, had admitted he intended some day to attack Chinese interests like the Chinese embassy in Oslo but he was charged only with plotting to bomb the Danish newspaper.

Prosecutors had earlier recommended an 11-year prison sentence for Davud.

(Reporting by Walter Gibbs)