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Tarek Mehanna’s father says terror sentence was unjust

Tarek Mehanna’s father said the young man’s 17 ½-year prison term on terror charges was unjust, and Mehanna’s lawyer likened him to Martin Luther King Jr. or Nelson Mandela. But federal prosecutors said after his sentencing today that he had gotten what he deserved.

“Mr. Mehanna faced the consequences of his actions -- for conspiring to support terrorists, for conspiring to kill Americans oversees, and for lying to the FBI,” said US Attorney Carmen Ortiz.

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