Another Al-Manar guilty plea


WASHINGTON (JTA) — A second man pleaded guilty to aiding Hezbollah by broadcasting the terrorist group’s Al-Manar television station in the United States.

Salah Elahwal of New Jersey said he provided satellite transmission services through Brooklyn-based HDTV Ltd to Al-Manar, in exchange for payment, according to a Reuters report. Elahwal had been scheduled to go on trial next week. Co-defendant and business partner Javed Iqbal pleaded guilty to the same charge last week.

The U.S. government named Al-Manar as a terrorist organization in 2006 for its support of Hezbollah, a designated terrorist group.

Elahwal is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 19. The men face up to 15 years in prison.

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