Four decades in jail for man who shot at Saudi embassy

The Hague District Court docket has convicted a man from Zoetermeer for attacking the Saudi Arabian embassy in The Hague November 2020 and sentenced him to 4 many years in jail.

Mohamed A. shot into the embassy constructing 29 moments after consulate employees refused to give him a visa to journey to the kingdom. He desired to journey to Mecca for an Islamic pilgrimage.

The community prosecution services questioned for a ten-yr sentence, but the court refused to convict him on expenses of terrorism, composing there was no proof he was attempting to frighten the Dutch general public. He was, on the other hand, convicted of attempted murder because a stability guard was in the creating throughout the early morning attack.

His sentence was lessened for the reason that of ongoing mental health challenges. In accordance to the prosecution, he suffers from delusions of grandeur.

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