Truth behind Seifullah Chapman early release
July 20, 2018 | Brainwave Science
As it is reported by NDTV, Seifullah Chapman, walked out after 10 years instead of supposed 85 years for backing terrorism.
A member of the “Virginia jihad network” that trained for combat by playing paintball will be released from prison after serving only a fraction of his original 85-year sentence.
Seifullah Chapman, now 45, was in his 20s when he joined a group of terrorism supporters in northern Virginia. He was 31 when he was convicted in 2004.
As the result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the definition of a violent crime, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema on Thursday ordered that Chapman be released.
When Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred, Chapman was firing weapons and performing military drills at a training camp run by the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, later designated as a terrorist organization. After the attack he came back to the United States, but he stayed in touch with people he met in Pakistan and helped a member of the group procure a wireless video device for use in a model aircraft. When he became involved in a group that was playing paintball in Virginia as part of preparation to fight abroad, possibly in Chechnya, Chapman sold one member a rifle.
At trial, Chapman argued that the paintball was harmless fun and the Pakistani trip was only for physical health, testimony Brinkema dismissed as impossible to believe.
“The result of that case has nagged at me for 14 years,” he said. “He never intended to hurt anybody; it was such a miscarriage of justice. Finally, justice prevails, but it took way too long.”
He said Chapman could have pleaded guilty and been sentenced to seven years in prison, but because he went to trial, the gun charges were stacked in a way that led to the 85-year sentence.
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