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First full day of jury deliberation: no verdict.


Tarek came into the courtroom today with a huge smile on his face—he wasn’t expecting the 23 supporters that filled the benches to be there on a day when there was nothing but waiting. Tarek was especially pleased to see a few friends and family members who had travelled far distances to be there today. Throughout the day, supporters came by the courthouse to sit, eat, pray, and talk. Though the supporters were only able to see Tarek in the beginning and end of the day for a few minutes, many people stayed the whole day. In total, there were 37 people throughout the day. We thank the supporters who came out today—as always, it means a lot to Tarek and his family, and it makes an impression on the court. No verdict was returned, so we hope to see as many if not more supporters tomorrow. The jury can deliberate as long as they need to, so it’s a waiting game from here on out.

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6 Comments on “First full day of jury deliberation: no verdict.”

  1. cassia young December 19, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    I’m praying for him…

  2. ninies December 19, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    He is in our dua. And people are being informed about this grave injustice.

  3. Shaheen December 20, 2011 at 2:27 am #

    Obviously, the jurors apparently give us the impression that the matter of verdict is not clear cut. Let us hope that no guilty verdict is given.

  4. CBell December 20, 2011 at 3:06 am #

    I’ve really appreciated these daily updates. While you’re waiting on the verdict, perhaps you could be kind enough to post exactly what the charges are against him. If he’s being accused of telling the FBI Daniel was in Egypt when he knew Daniel was in Somalia, then in my opinion he’s may very well be guilty. If he is accused of providing something (material support) to AQ, I don’t think they even presented any evidence that he had any contact with AQ. The Yemen argument was ridiculous. Going to Yemen to study Arabic is like going to Napa Valley to taste the wine and the evidence that he wanted terrorist training was hilarious. But all of the articles I’ve read are so vague on what he is accused of that it’s hard to determine what’s being debated. Could you please summarize each of the charges?

  5. Ummyusuf December 20, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    We are remembering him from here in London, and not just today,

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