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verdict by JulieV
Tim Ponce from the embassy in Doha phoned this am; John Wesley was sentenced to 25 years or life as he called it. The embassy official that attended the hearing saw John but did not speak to him and reported that he appeared very pale. He will be moved right away to the central prison on the outskirts of the city and he has 15 days to file an appeal. Mr. Ponce said that the first appeal could take two to three years, then a second appeal to the Supreme court and finally a plea to the Emir for a pardon.
That's all I know right now. I have not told my mother yet but will this morning and plan to tell John's kids after school today. I'll keep you updated on our plans of attack.


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