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The Real Deal on the NYPD Informant

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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January 21st: Rally for Tarek Mehanna

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, […]

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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. […]

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Tarek Mehanna: A Selection of Timely Quotes

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 […]

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The inquisition Comes to Boston by Richard Hugus

The Inquisition Comes to Boston by Richard Hugus December 22, 2012 The recent finishing off of the Bill of Rights in the National Defense Authorization Act was actually just a formality. The United States has been able to persecute and convict US citizens for a long time now whether they had a trial by jury […]

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Supporters packed the court for closing arguments! You can still support Tarek during jury deliberation!

We want to thank the ~150-175 supporters who came out for closing arguments! There were 2 overflow rooms needed in addition to the main courtroom to accommodate the large numbers that showed up! Amazing showing with just 2 days notice! Unfortunately the jury was unaware of how many people came, but Tarek, his family and […]

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WBUR | Jurors Begin Deliberating Mehanna Terror Trial by David Boeri

Jurors Begin Deliberating Mehanna Terror Trial BY THE WBUR NEWSROOM AND DAVID BOERI Dec 16, 2011, 6:14 PM via Jurors Begin Deliberating Mehanna Terror Trial | WBUR.

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WBUR | Jury Begins Deliberations In Mehanna Terrorism Trial by David Boeri

Jury Begins Deliberations In Mehanna Terrorism Trial BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec 16, 2011, 1:23 PM via Jury Begins Deliberations In Mehanna Terrorism Trial | WBUR.

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Mother Jones | Does Posting Jihadist Material Make Tarek Mehanna a Terrorist? by Adam Serwer

How the outcome of Mehanna’s trial could rewrite the line between speech and crime. —By Adam Serwer | Fri Dec. 16, 2011 3:00 AM PST Does posting militant videos on the internet make you a terrorist? For Tarek Mehanna it just might. Arrested in 2009, Mehanna is a Massachusetts resident whom prosecutors describe as a longtime […]

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Glenn Greenwald: The real definition of terrorism

The FBI yesterday announced it has secured an indictment against Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, a 38-year-old citizen of Iraq currently in Canada, from which the U.S. is seeking his extradition. The headline on the FBI’s Press Release tells the basic story: “Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers.” The criminal complaint previously filed […]

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