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Islamic cleric gets life in plot to kidnap tourists in Yemen

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NEW YORK (AP) — An Islamic cleric has been sentenced to life in prison for plots to kidnap tourists in Yemen in 1998 and build a terrorist training camp in Oregon.

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa was sentenced Friday in Manhattan after his conviction last May.

The 56-year-old cleric’s lawyers asked Judge Katherine Forrest to take into account that their client is missing hands and forearms and has other ailments.

He was extradited from Great Britain to face the charges.

The government said he earned life in prison by helping terrorists around the globe. Four tourists were killed in the 1998 Yemen kidnapping.