[JURIST] The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan [official website] on Thursday sentenced [DOJ news release] Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to life imprisonment for his attempted bombing on an American aircraft. The 25-year old Nigerian national, who has been linked to al Qaeda, unsuccessfully attempted to detonate an underwear bomb while on Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009. The bomb created a fire, but failed to explode,...

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