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Paris court convicts Carlos the Jackal


PARIS (AP) -- A French court has convicted the Venezuelan-born terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal of organizing four deadly attacks in France in the 1980s and sentenced him to life in prison.

Carlos, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, is already serving a life sentence in a Paris prison for a triple murder in 1975. France does not have the death penalty.

In Thursday's verdict, the court found Ramirez guilty of charges he instigated four attacks in France in 1982 and 1983 that killed 11 people and injured more than 140 others.

Ramirez denied any role in the attacks. He sowed fear across Western European and Middle Eastern capitals during the Cold War, with believed links to hijackings and bombings for far-left and Palestinian terror groups.

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