July 14, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday overturned two out of three convictions of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul, the media secretary of Osama Bin Laden. The court vacated Bahlul's convictions for providing material support for terrorism and solicitation of ...[read more]
June 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Ahmed Abu Khatallah made his first appearance on Saturday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia where he pleaded not guilty to a federal terrorism offense arising from his alleged participation in the September 2012 attack on a US facility in Benghazi, Libya. Khatallah was indicted ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was found guilty on Wednesday of both conspiring to kill Americans and providing terrorists with material support, following a jury trial in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Abu Ghaith, who was convicted for his ...[read more]
March 24, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Ramzi Kassem of the CUNY School of Law argues that a notice of warrantless wiretapping could lead to the reopening of criminal cases ...Late February brought some downright fascinating developments in the Agron Hasbajrami case. Hasbajrami had pleaded guilty in April 2012 ...[read more]
November 14, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Wednesday upheld the 2011 conviction of Tarek Mehanna, who was found guilty on four terror-related charges and three charges of lying to authorities. Mehenna was accused of traveling to Yemen and training in a terror camp with the intention of ...[read more]
August 28, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A Nigerian court on Wednesday ordered the extradition of a suspected member of al Qaeda, Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, to the US on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and unlawful use of firearms. Babafemi, who did not contest his extradition, is ...[read more]
November 20, 2012
by Blake Lynch
A spokesperson from the FBI (FBI) announced Monday that four Southern California men were charged with terrorism-related offenses and plotting to join al Qaeda. The criminal charges were brought in the US District Court for the Central District of California for "conspiring to provide material ...[read more]
October 16, 2012
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday vacated the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's former driver. Hamdan was convicted of conspiracy and material support for terrorism under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. At issue in the case was whether... ...[read more]
October 10, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to 11 criminal charges. His charges include taking hostages, providing material support to terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, and conspiring do such acts. He made his first appearance in the US District Court for the ...[read more]
September 3, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 3, 2010, the US Court of Military Commission Review announced that it would hear the appeal of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the former driver of Osama Bin Laden. In August 2008, Hamdan was convicted of providing material support for terrorism and sentenced to 66 months in prison. Hamdan was ...[read more]

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