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Singapore Jails Four Bangladeshis on Terrorism Charges

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This undated photo released by the Ministry of Home Affairs shows Rahman Mizanur, one of four Bangladeshi men convicted in a Singapore Court on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

This undated photo released by the Ministry of Home Affairs shows Rahman Mizanur, one of four Bangladeshi men convicted in a Singapore Court on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Four Bangladeshi nationals have been sentenced to jail terms in Singapore on charges they raised money to finance terrorist attacks in their home country.

The men were sentenced Tuesday in a court in the city-state after pleading guilty to the charges. The judge sentenced the group's ringleader, 31-year-old Rahman Mizanur, to five years in prison, the longest among the four. Two others were sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail, while the fourth man was sentenced to two years.

The quartet were part of a group of six men who were arrested and charged between late March and early April of this year. Court documents showed the six had contributed sums of up to $1,000 to help fund terrorist plots in Bangladesh under the banner of the Islamic State terror group.

Two other men have pleaded not guilty and will face trial.

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