German terrorism convict granted early release

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Posted: Apr 24, 2012 7:06 AM
German terrorism convict granted early release

A lawyer for the wife of a convicted German terrorist says she has been released from prison after a court commuted her own jail sentence for supporting terror groups to probation.

German news agency dapd reported that lawyer Mutlu Gunal said Filiz Gelowicz was released Monday.

Gelowicz was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in March 2011 for supporting the Islamic Jihad Union and German Taliban Mujahideen.

Berlin state court spokesman Tobias Kaehne said the remainder of Gelowicz' sentence was commuted to probation as she's unlikely to reoffend.

Gelowicz has said she turned her back on radical Islam in 2007, following the arrest of her husband, Fritz Gelowicz.

He and three others were convicted in 2010 of plotting unsuccessfully to attack American soldiers and citizens in Germany.