[JURIST] AP is reporting that a federal jury has found Ahmed Omar Abu Ali [JURIST news archive] guilty of joining al Qaeda and plotting to assassinate President Bush [PDF indictment]. Abu Ali was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2003 and his trial began last month [JURIST report] after US District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee denied [PDF opinion; JURIST report] Abu Ali's motion to suppress his confession, which Abu Ali claimed was the result of torture [JURIST report] at the hands of Saudi Arabian domestic security police. Abu Ali declined to take the stand in his own defense [AP report] before the defense rested last week. The 24-year-old Abu Ali could receive a life sentence. AP has more.
Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...
- Trial of Bush assassination plot suspect starts
- Federal judge allows alleged torture confession in Bush assassination case
- Saudi Arabia denies torturing man accused of plotting Bush assassination
- Student accused in Bush assassination plot alleges Saudi torture led to confession
- Taped confession of Bush assassination plot suspect shown in federal court
- Federal judge orders al Qaeda suspect to produce evidence in Saudi torture claim
- Federal judge says Bush plot suspect can be examined for signs of torture