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Latest Developments in Tarek Mehanna's Trial
LATE last year, a jury in Boston convicted Tarek Mehanna, a 29-year-old pharmacist born in Pittsburgh, of material support for terrorism, conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to kill in a foreign country, after a 35-day trial in which I testified as an expert witness for the defense. Enlarge This Image WHDH-TV, […]
My arrest and trial had little to do with “terrorism.” The overwhelming majority of “terrorism” cases in America can fit into a category in which the FBI picks the gullible Muslim youth, sends an undercover agent to “befriend” him, and over a period of time, prod him to agree to carry out some attack. The […]
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Thank you for your continued support of Tarek and his family. Today was, in many ways, easier than the day we received the verdict. We went in expecting the worst, expecting life without parole. Throughout this trial we saw firsthand the manipulation and lies the government is capable of. We were outraged by the utter […]
Spoken to Judge O’Toole during his sentencing, April 12th 2012. In the name of God, the most Gracious, the most Merciful. Exactly four years ago this month, I was finishing my work shift at a local hospital. As I was walking to my car I was approached by two federal agents. They said that I […]
ON BEHALF OF TAREK MEHANNA, THE ISLAMIC COUNCIL OF NEW ENGLAND (ICNE) ALONG WITH THE MEHANNA FAMILY AND THE FREE TAREK CAMPAIGN CALL UPON MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, WHETHER MUSLIM OR NON-MUSLIM, TO TAKE ACTION: There are 4 simple ways to help that are critical and are most successful when more people participate in them. […]
“Since the end of my trial, I’ve been asked repeatedly about particular aspects of my case. Rather than respond to each individual inquirer, I figured it to be more practical to address those points publicly so that the general public may also be aware of some of the background information often buried under headlines: Yes, […]
Stand in Solidarity with Tarek Mehanna Rally to express your outrage at the unjust guilty verdict! When: Saturday January 21st, 2012 from 2-3:30pm. Where: The Gazebo on the Boston Common near Park Street This rally mark an important milestone in our support of Tarek and will include: 1. Written statement from Tarek 2. The Free Tarek Campaign road map, […]
US Attorney Carmen Ortiz named “Bostonian of the Year” after office prosecutes cases against Tarek Mehanna and Chuck Turner
Below is an interview with US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who was awarded the title “Bostonian of the Year” by the Boston Globe. Exactly 2 years after she was sworn in, we ask you to listen to this interview in which the US Attorney is unable to even eloquently defend her office’s prosecution of Tarek Mehanna. […]
Some quotations to reflect on. ———————————- These are some quotations selected from various books I have with me in my cell that I feel to be relevant to my trial in one way or another. -Tariq Mehanna 12th of Safar 1433/5th of January 2012 ON VIOLENCE “I believe that it is a crime for anyone […]