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Judges said it was impossible to prove, however, that the funds were going to be used to buy guns, ammunition and equipment for training.

Though Bashir denied involvement in the camp, he repeatedly defended it as legal under his faith.

He told reporters before the March verdict that the trial was part of a plot by the United States and Australia to get rid of him once and for all.

Associated Press writer Ali Kotarumalos contributed to this report.