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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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Are Military Courts Soft on Terrorism? – The Atlantic

On December 21, 2011, the Atlantic featured an opinion piece by Wendy Kaminer, an author, lawyer and civil libertarian. In her piece, Kaminer notes the stark contrast between Article III courts and military commissions on terrorism cases.  Kaminer cites to a study conducted by the Center for American Progress, which stated that "Two of the […]

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In swift decision, Mehanna convicted of terror charges – Boston Globe

On December 20, 2011, the Boston Globe reported that after deliberating for a total of ten hours, a federal jury found Tarek Mehanna guilty on all counts. According to the article, Mehanna was "Convicted of charges of conspiracy to provide material support or resources to a foreign terror organization, conspiracy to provide material support to […]

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Jury ends 1st day deliberating in the Mehanna case – SF Chronicle

Upon hearing closing arguments in the trial of suspected terror supporter Tarek Mehanna, the jury was released and ended its first day deliberating, reported the San Francisco Chronicle on December 16, 2011. According to the article, prosecutors argued in summations that Mehanna was someone "who talked about waging violent jihad againd the United States for […]

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Mehanna defense hits prosecutors – Boston Globe

According to a December 16, 2011 article in the Boston Globe, in the on-going case of suspected terror supporter Tarek Mehanna, prosecutors and defense attorneys clashed over a defense request to use a special verdict form.  According to the Boston Globe, the form "Would have jurors record when delivering their verdict whether they thought Mehanna […]

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Final witness called in Tarek Mehanna terror support trial – Boston Globe

In the on-going case of suspected terror supporter, Tarek Mehanna, the Boston Globe reported on December 14, 2011 that the defense's last witness, Marc Sageman, testified in court.  According to the article, defense attorneys sought to use Sageman, a former CIA spy who had worked with Afghan commanders in the 1980s, to "refute the testimony […]

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Mehanna defense to sum up case – Boston Globe

According to a December 10, 2011 article in the Boston Globe, defense attorneys for suspected terror supporter Tarek Mehanna are expected to rest their case in the following week.  In its case, the defense has called several witnesses, including most recently Mohammad Fadel, an Islamic law specialist from the University of Toronto, who have testified […]

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Yemen trip called a search for schooling – Boston Globe

According to a December 9, 2011 article in the Boston Globe, a Princeton University doctoral candidate testified for the defense in the case against suspected terror supporter Tarek Mehanna. According to the article, Gregory Johnsen, a former Fulbright Fellow who lived in Yemen from 2003-2004, testified that "Al Qaeda had no significant presence and there […]

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Defense depicts less-radical Mehanna – Boston Globe

According to a December 8, 2011 article in the Boston Globe, the defense called their first witness in the case against suspected terror supporter, Tarek Mehanna. According to the article, the defensed  used the testimony of Andrew F. March, a Yale associate professor of political science and religious studies, to "show that Mehanna had debated […]

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Mehanna lawyers challenge analyst

On December 6, 2011, the Boston Globe reported that lawyers for suspected terror supporter Tarek Mehanna, attempted to "discredit a terrorism analysis who testified for prosecutors."  The government witness, Evan F. Kohlmann of Flashpoint Global Partners, "decribed for proseuctors Al Qaeda's efforts to spread its message on the Internet, through the use of Web forums […]

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