BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – A 20 year old Syrian refugee has been charged with planning a bomb attack in Germany, DW reported on Friday.
According to the DW report, a German court handed the Syrian refugee a six-and-a-half year long prison sentence for planning to carry out a bomb attack.
The Syrian refugee was identified as Yamen A.; he was arrested inside the northern Germany city of Schwerin in late 2017.
Initially, the prosecution was seeking a five-and-a-half year long sentence for the Syrian man because he was planning to kill and injure over 200 people with a car bomb.
However, the judge ultimately handed down a harsher sentence because of the Syrian man’s ‘determination’ to carry out the bomb attack.
“You wanted to take lives, and in doing so endanger the security of the state,” presiding Judge Ulrike Taeubner told the defendant.