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Response from Support Committee After Sentencing

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 […]

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Tarek’s powerful sentencing statement

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 […]

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Holmes & Co.: “Tarek Mehanna, Political Prisoner” by Rick Holmes

2011 December 20 by Rick Holmes I haven’t sat through every day of a trial since my cub reporter days, and ever since then I’ve tried not to second-guess a jury based on my own limited exposure to the evidence.  My resolve is sorely tested bytoday’s verdict finding Tarek Mehanna guilty on all counts. As I’ve argued before, […]

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NPR | “The Case of Tarek Mehanna” by Michael May

Latitude News: The Case of Tarek Mehanna The Justice Department has prosecuted many homegrown terror cases in the decade since 9/11. Authorities can convincingly argue they’ve stopped some would-be terrorists before they got a chance to hurt anyone. And that could be the situation with accused terrorist Tarek Mehanna. But Mehanna is a puzzling figure. […]

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WBUR | In Mehanna Trial, Defense Saves The Star Witness For Last by David Boeri

In Mehanna Trial, Defense Saves The Star Witness For Last BY DAVID BOERI Dec 15, 2011, 7:07 AM The judge in the trial of the Sudbury man accused of supporting terrorists said the jury will begin their deliberations Friday. Defense attorneys for Tarek Mehanna have rested. But they saved their star witness for last. Bow-tied, […]

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Yemen trip called a search for schooling – Metro – The Boston Globe

Yemen trip called a search for schooling Defense contends Al Qaeda had no camps there in ’04 By Milton J. Valencia |  GLOBE STAFF     DECEMBER 09, 2011 A witness for the defense team of accused terrorism supporter Tarek Mehanna testified in federal court yesterday that Al Qaeda had no significant presence and there were […]

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Day 30: Greg Johnsen: “No AQ in Yemen in ’04”

Before the jury came in the room today, Aloke Chakravarty (AC) disputed the defense’s use of new exhibits with a witness who is scheduled to testify tomorrow. Janice Bassil (JB) argued that the evidence is from the government’s discovery, and they only planned to used 5-6 Tibyan posts. JB argued that it was ridiculous to […]

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The Boston Globe – “Defense depicts less-radical Mehanna,” by Milton Valencia

Defense depicts less-radical Mehanna In posts, opposed targeting civilians By Milton J. Valencia |  GLOBE STAFF     DECEMBER 08, 2011 An attorney for Tarek Mehanna sought yesterday to portray the Sudbury man’s religious beliefs as far more moderate than those of the terrorists he is charged with supporting, as Mehanna presented the first witness for […]

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