[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] on Monday upheld the conviction and sentencing [opinion, PDF] of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for his attempted bombing on an American aircraft. Abdulmutallab was sentenced [JURIST report] to life in prison in February 2012 after pleading guilty to all charges stemming from an unsuccessful attempt to detonate a bomb in his underwear while on Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas...

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