Lithuania woman acquitted of suicide bombing plot

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Associated Press

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 4 at 6:06 AM

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — An appeals court has acquitted a Lithuanian woman who was convicted by a lower court of plotting a suicide bombing against an undetermined Russian military target.

Egle Kusaite was arrested in 2009 on suspicion of links to radical Islamist groups, including Chechen militants, and sentenced to 10 months in prison in 2013 for engaging in terrorist activities.

The appeals court overturned her conviction Friday, saying that even though Kusaite had expressed an intention to commit terror acts, she had no concrete plan.

Prosecutors claim the 24-year-old had received orders to blow herself up at a military target in Russia.

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