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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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WBUR – All Things Considered | “Brother Of Tarek Mehanna: ‘Political Climate’ Influenced Jury” by Sacha Pfeiffer and Lynn Jolicoeur

Brother Of Tarek Mehanna: ‘Political Climate’ Influenced Jury BY SACHA PFEIFFER AND LYNN JOLICOEUR Dec 21, 2011, 8:54 PM BOSTON — A day after a 29-year-old Sudbury man was convicted in federal court of supporting terrorism, his family says they’re confident he’ll be exonerated on appeal. Tarek Mehanna will be sentenced in April and faces possible […]

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WGBH | “A Guilty Verdict in the Terror Trial of Tarek Mehanna” by Jared Bowen

“A guilty verdict in the terror trial of Tarek Mehanna” by Jared Bowen Dec. 20, 2011 On Tuesday, a jury found 29-year-old Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury guilty of seven counts of terrorism. What does Mehanna’s verdict mean for the war on terror? Attorney Harvey Silverglate and George Brown of Boston College Law School join Jared. […]

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ACLU | “Mehanna verdict compromises First Amendment, undermines national security” by Christopher Ott

Mehanna verdict compromises First Amendment, undermines national security Submitted by Online Coordinator on Tue, 12/20/2011 – 14:31 First Amendment National Security Decision today threatens writers and journalists, academic researchers, translators, and even ordinary web surfers. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 20, 2011 CONTACT: Christopher Ott, Communications Director, 617-482-3170 x322, cott@aclum.org BOSTON — The following statement […]

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NPR | “Mass. Man Convicted Of Conspiring To Help Al-Qaida” by the Associated Press

Mass. Man Convicted Of Conspiring To Help Al-Qaida by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS December 20, 2011, 05:36 pm ET BOSTON (AP) — A man who grew up in the Boston suburbs was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to help al-Qaida and plotting to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq after a two-month trial in which jurors heard references […]

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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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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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On Liberty | “Mehanna Conviction Puts Freedom of Speech on Trial” by Carol Rose

“Mehanna Conviction Puts Freedom of Speech on Trial” Posted by Carol Rose On Liberty December 20, 2011 03:15 PM   What do get when you take America’s overly-broad conspiracy and material support laws and mix them with efforts by federal prosecutors to criminalize unpopular speech? In the short run, you get easy jury verdicts against […]

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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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