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Indictment of Alleged Al Qaeda Operative Unsealed

This week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published a press release announcing that the six-count indictment charging Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun with conspiracy to murder American military personnel in Afghanistan, conspiracy to bomb American government facilities abroad, conspiracy to provide and provision of material support to al-Qaeda, and carrying firearms in relation to crimes […]

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Karzai Accuses U.S. of Violating Detainee Pact

Afghanistan’s President, Hamid Karzai, has accused the United States of violating a detainee pact by failing to turn over more than 70 Afghans who are being held by U.S. forces despite their ordered release by Afghan courts, according to The Washington Times. The Times reports that President Karzai’s statement urges Afghan officials to “push for […]

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ECHR Rules Muslim Cleric May Be Extradited to U.S.

The Wall Street Journal reported that despite the argument that a jail term in the United States would expose Abu Hamza al-Masri to “torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Hamza may be extradited to the United States to face charges of terrorism. The report further […]

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U.S.-EU Cooperation Against Terrorism – CRS Report

A May 21, 2012 report from the Congressional Research Service entitled U.S.-EU Cooperation Against Terrorism is now available on this site and from Federation of American Scientists at this link.  The table of contents includes: Background on European Union Efforts Against Terrorism U.S.-EU Counterterrorism Cooperation: Progress to Date and Ongoing Challenges Developing U.S.-EU LinksNew Law […]

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May 30th, 2012 foreign courts

Court: 5 terror suspects can be sent to the U.S. – CNN

On April 10, 2012 CNN reported that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that five terror suspects may be extradited to the U.S.  The defendants had previously argued that they should not be extradited because they would be "poorly treated."  According to the article, one case still remains pending before the court. One […]

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Three Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to the Pakistani Taliban – FBI

On September 12, 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that three Pakistani citizens pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to the Pakistani Taliban, a designated foreign terrorist organization. According to federal authorities, Irfan Ul Haq, Qasim Ali, and Zahid Yousaf conspired to provide the terrorist organization with false documentation and identification in […]

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Kuwait appeals court upholds acquittal of eight accused of planning attack on US base

Jurist reports in an October 28 article entitled "Kuwait appeals court upholds acquittal of eight accused of planning attack on US base," that a Kuwaiti appeals court last Thursday (10.28.10), upheld the acquittal of eight men accused of attempting to form an al Qaeda cell and planning to attack a US base 70 miles south […]

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Canadian sentenced for leading terrorism plot

In an article entitled "Canadian sentenced for leading terrorism plot," The Miami Herald reports on Monday, October 25, that the ringleader of a homegrown terrorist group, Fahim Ahmad, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for leading a terror cell plotting to attack Canada's Parliament buildings, electrical grids and nuclear stations. Ahmad had pleaded guilty in […]

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Oct 26th, 2010 foreign courts

French court: Terror suspects must have lawyers during questioning

The Washington Post reports on October 19, 2010, in an article entitled "French court: Terror suspects must have lawyers during questioning," that the French supreme court ruled last Tuesday that police can no longer interrogate terrorism suspects without a lawyer present, undercutting a potent weapon in France's no-holds-barred battle to prevent attacks by Islamic jihadists. The […]

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Oct 24th, 2010 foreign courts

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