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British investigator tells court of contacts with terrorists – Boston Globe

According to a November 11, 2011 article in the Boston Globe, a British investigator testified in the government's case against Tarek Mehanna.

According to the article, Richard Dearsley, an officer from Scotland Yard, testified that several men arrested in a British terrorism investigation in 2005, had contacted Mehanna through an Islamic website, "…one asking him to translate books and the other forwarding him a video that promoted violent jihad produced by Al Qaeda…"  According to the article, one of the individuals arrested in London was an American citizen who convicted for supporting terrorists.  Yet despite presenting the officer's testimony, the article notes that the government has not presented any evidence that Mehanna responded to the requests.

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