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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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Mother Jones | “I Guess Posting Videos Online Can Make You a Terrorist” by Adam Serwer

I Guess Posting Videos Online Can Make You a Terrorist —By Adam Serwer Tue Dec. 20, 2011 11:14 AM PST   Tarek Mehanna, the Boston native who was accused of material support for terrorism based on what prosecutors said was his online advocacy on behalf of al Qaeda, was found guilty on all counts Monday. […]

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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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WBUR | “Mehanna Found Guilty In Terrorism Trial” by David Boeri

Mehanna Found Guilty In Terrorism Trial BY DAVID BOERI Dec 21, 2011, 8:11 AM2 COMMENTS BOSTON — Tarek Mehanna, at age 29, may be spending the rest of his life in prison, following his conviction on charges of conspiring to support al-Qaida and to kill American soldiers in Iraq. With dramatic and decisive speed, a […]

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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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NECN | “The public reacts to terrorism verdict” by Lauren Collins

The public reacts to terrorism verdict (video media). Dec 20, 2011 5:55pm (NECN: Lauren Collins) via The public reacts to terrorism verdict.

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WBUR | “Sudbury Man Found Guilty Of Conspiring To Help Al-Qaida” by David Boeri

Sudbury Man Found Guilty Of Conspiring To Help Al-Qaida BY WBUR NEWS & WIRE SERVICES Dec 20, 2011, 11:20 AM Audio media providing reporting and analysis, respectively from WBUR’s David Boeri, and from George Brown of Boston College Law school and Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School. via Sudbury Man Found Guilty Of Conspiring To […]

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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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