2 men face sentencing in Conn. for terror support

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two British citizens face sentencing for supporting terrorists through websites that sought to raise cash, recruits and solicit items such as gas masks for the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

Babar Ahmad is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday and Syed Talha Ahsan on Thursday in federal court in New Haven.

Prosecutors say Ahmad deserves a 25-year sentence, calling his support far-reaching. Ahmad’s attorney says prosecutors overstated the case and the 10 years he already has served in prison is enough.

Prosecutors say Ashan should get a 15-year sentence, saying he traveled to Afghanistan to train for terrorism.

Ahsan is also seeking a sentence of time served for what his attorney called his peripheral involvement in the case. He says the military training was for self-defense.

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