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.