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Trial details terror planning – WSJ

On April 16, 2012, WSJ.com reported on the first day of terror suspect, Adis Medunjanin's trial.  Medunjanin is on trial for an attempted bombing of New York City's subways before they were thwarted in 2009.  He is charged with "conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to commit an act of terrorism, conspiring to commit murder abroad and conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization." 

According to the article, Medunjanin and two others traveled to Pakistan to receive training in use of weapons and explosives.  The WSJ reports that Medunjanin is the only one of the three suspects to plead not guilty.  According to the article, Medunjanin's cohorts "will testify against him as a part of cooperation agreements with the government."

The trial is notable as it provides a look into the planning stages of an attack.  Zarein Ahmedzay, one of the two other cohorts, testified on the first day of Medunjanin's trial.  During his testimony, Ahmedzay stated that he and the other two individuals traveled to Pakistan where they were recruited by al Qaeda operatives to "identify targets in the U.S. and execute a 'mission' during the presidency of George W. Bush."  Upon return to America, the three began planning an attack on New York landmarks.

If convicted, Medunjanin faces life in prison.

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