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Posts Tagged ‘material support’

Alleged Alabama Terrorists Arrested, Masri Sentenced

In early December 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the arrests of Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy “Rasheed” Wilson, 25, as well as the sentencing of Shaker Masri, 29. All three men are United States citizens. In the Southern District of Alabama, Abukhdair and Wilson were arrested for conspiring to provide material […]

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Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban

“Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban,” headlines CNN.  “FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot,” reporters Reuters.  Here is the Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI puts it: Four Men Charged for Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorism FBI Los Angeles November 19, 2012 RIVERSIDE COUNTY—Four men have […]

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Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Attempting to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

The Miami Herald reported that Rezwan Ferdaus, a 27-year-old Massachusetts man was sentenced to 17 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in July to attempting to provide material support to terrorists and attempting to damage and destroy federal buildings with an explosive. As the article states, Ferdaus, of Ashland, was discovered plotting to fly […]

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Nov 5th, 2012 material support

Court Vacates Hamdan’s Conviction

Yesterday the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the military commission’s conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the former bodyguard and driver for Osama bin Laden. The Court held that under international laws of war at the time of the actions in question, the war crime with which Hamdan was […]

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Witness Describes Bomb-Making Process for Thwarted Subway Plot – NY Times

On the second day of his testimony, the New York Times reported that Najibullah Zazi, a government witness in its case against suspected terrorist Adis Medunjanin, continued to testify how he, Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay planned to blow up the New York City subway.  Zazi and Ahmedzay have pleaded guilty to their respective charges and […]

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In Brooklyn, a Guilty Plea to Aiding Terror – NY Times

On April 12, 2012 the New York Times reported that Agron Hasbajrami, an Albanian citizen who had been residing in Brooklyn since 2008, pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to terrorists.  Hasbajrami was "accused of sending more than $1,000 to a contact in Pakistan to finance terrorist activities before deciding […]

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Organizer of Subway Plot Testifies About Plan’s Evolution – NY Times

On the second day of suspected terrorist Adis Medunjanin's trial, the New York Times reported that the government's second witness, Najibullah Zazi testified.  Zazi and the government's first witness, Zarein Ahmedzay, pleaded guilty to their roles in a plot to bomb New York City.  They are testifying for the government as part of a plea […]

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Tarek Mehanna sentenced to 17 years – Boston Herald

On April 12, 2012 the Boston Herald reported that convicted terrorist supporter, Tarek Mehanna, was sentenced to 17 and a half years in prison and an additional seven years of supervision after he is released.  Mehanna was convicted last year of conspiring to kill in a foreign country, supporting terrorists, and lying to investigators.   […]

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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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“Merchant of death” handed 25-year federal sentence – CNN

On April 5, 2012 CNN reported that a federal judge sentenced Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison.  Bout, who is often called "the merchant of death," was convicted last year on "four counts of conspiracy to kill Americans, acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles and provide material support to a terrorist organization." […]

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