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Legal News
25 Nov 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A Pakistani man on Tuesday was sentenced to 40 years in prison for planning to bomb a shopping center in Manchester, as well as other plans to attack New York City and Copenhagen. Abid Naseer, a 29-year-old extremist who denied any affiliation with al Qaeda [BBC backgrounder] during his … [read more]


Legal News
3 Apr 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] on Friday charged [press release] Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, a US citizen, with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. The court issued a complaint and arrest warrant, alleging that Farekh "conspired with others to provide … [read more]


Academic Commentary
20 Feb 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Ronald Sievert of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University and adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in national security and international law argues that when weighed against the minimal privacy interests impacted, government metadata surveillance programs produce a net gain … [read more]


Legal News
1 May 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] on Tuesday convicted naturalized American citizen Adis Medunjanin for his role in a conspiracy to bomb the New York City subway system in September 2009. Medunjanin, a Bosnian immigrant, was convicted on all … [read more]


Legal News
6 Aug 2010
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] Suspected terrorist Adis Medunjanin [JURIST news archive] pleaded not guilty Friday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] to charges of participating in a plot to detonate a bomb inside the New York City Subway. In January, Medunjanin pleaded not guilty [JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
5 Aug 2010
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] Federal authorities arrested [FBI release] a Chicago man Tuesday night on suspicion that he planned to travel to Somalia and train with terrorist groups there in order to become a suicide bomber. Acording to a complaint [text, PDF] filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jul 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Wednesday announced charges [press release] against five members of al Qaeda [JURIST news archive] allegedly involved in the New York City subway bomb plot in September 2009. The attempted bombing is thought to be part of a larger plot that … [read more]


Legal News
24 Apr 2010
by Bhargav Katikaneni

[JURIST] A New York man pleaded guilty [US DOJ press release] Friday for plotting to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009. Zarein Ahmedzay appeared before US magistrate judge Steven Gold [official profile] on charges of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass of destruction (explosive bombs) against … [read more]


Legal News
16 Apr 2010
by Steve Dotterer

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] on Thursday ordered Imam Ahmad Afzali [NYT profile] to leave the country within 90 days. Afzali pleaded guilty [JURIST report] in March to lying to FBI agents in connection with the investigation of … [read more]


Legal News
28 Mar 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] released information Friday on hundreds of people tried and convicted in federal courts on charges related to international terrorism since 9/11. The National Security Division (NSD) [official website] chart [text, PDF] has been maintained since the September 2001 attacks [JURIST news … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2010
by Jonathan Cohen

[JURIST] White House advisers are considering recommending that accused 9/11 co-conspirator Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] be tried in a military court rather than through the civilian criminal justice system, according to Friday reports. The Washington Post reported [WP report] that Obama's legal advisers are finishing their … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2010
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Imam Ahmad Afzali pleaded guilty Thursday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] to charges of lying to FBI agents in connection with a plot to detonate explosives in the New York City subway system. Afzali faces up to six months in … [read more]


Legal News
26 Feb 2010
by Daniel Makosky

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced [press release] Thursday that a federal grand jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] has returned a five-count superseding indictment [text, PDF] against suspected terrorists Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay. The men, … [read more]


Legal News
23 Feb 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [official website] on Monday praised the role [press release] of the civilian criminal justice system in obtaining a guilty plea from suspected terrorist Najibullah Zazi. Zazi pleaded guilty [press release; JURIST report] on Monday to three criminal charges of conspiring to use weapons of … [read more]


Legal News
23 Feb 2010
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] Suspected terrorist Najibullah Zazi pleaded guilty [press release] Monday to three criminal charges of conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction in the US and to commit murder in a foreign country, as well as providing material support for al Qaeda. At Monday's hearing in the US District Court … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jan 2010
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] A naturalized American citizen pleaded not guilty on Saturday in federal court in New York City to charges of conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country and of receiving military training from al Qaeda. Adis Mendunjanin was indicted [NYT report] in the US District Court for the Eastern … [read more]


Legal News
30 Sep 2009
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] Suspected terrorist Najibullah Zazi pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. Prosecutors from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] have said [LAT report] that they have significant information to use against Zazi, while his lawyer has countered that the prosecution … [read more]


Legal News
24 Sep 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced [press release] Thursday that suspected terrorist Najibullah Zazi has been charged [indictment, PDF] with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. A federal jury in the Eastern District of New York returned the one-count indictment Wednesday, alleging that Zazi conspired … [read more]


Legal News
12 Mar 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski

[JURIST] A second employee of French bank Societe Generale [corporate website] has been detained in connection with the investigation into fraudulent activity allegedly committed by rogue trader Jerome Kerviel [BBC profile], the bank said Tuesday. A Societe Generale spokesperson did not name the man but did confirm that he is … [read more]


Legal News
10 Oct 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] Many female human rights activists in Zimbabwe [JURIST news archive] have been repeatedly arrested, unlawfully detained, and subjected to beatings at the hands of police, according to the preliminary results of surveys conducted by the advocacy group Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) [advocacy website]. The WOZA report released Tuesday … [read more]

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