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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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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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Defense says Mehanna evolved from immaturity – Metro – The Boston Globe

Defense says Mehanna evolved from immaturity Adds suspect was immature radical By Milton J. Valencia |  GLOBE STAFF     DECEMBER 02, 2011 A lawyer for Tarek Mehanna sought to establish yesterday that he grew from an immature radical into a budding scholar who was passionate about his religion but never went as far as endorsing […]

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Mehanna did not regret trip to Yemen, US alleges – Metro – The Boston Globe

Mehanna did not regret trip to Yemen, US alleges Allegedly said he would repeat trip By Milton J. Valencia |  GLOBE STAFF     DECEMBER 01, 2011 …Yesterday defense lawyers sought to discredit Abuzahra, a 31-year-old father of two from Lynnfield, saying much of his talk of jihad was bravado, rather than a commitment to terrorism. […]

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Witness testifies he warned Tarek Mehanna he was under investigation – Metro Desk – Local news updates from The Boston Globe

Witness testifies he warned Tarek Mehanna he was under investigation     11/18/2011 5:49 PM By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff Daniel Maldonado told jurors in the federal terrorism trial of Tarek Mehanna today that he had warned Mehanna that he was under investigation and told Mehanna he should watch his words on the Internet. […]

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Mehanna lawyer lashes out at prosecutors – Metro – The Boston Globe

Mehanna lawyer lashes out at prosecutors; Says scare tactics used in terror trial. Nov. 9, 2011 by Milton Valencia The FBI agent on the witness stand in federal court yesterday had said the name of the dead Al Qaeda leader already, but attorney J.W. Carney Jr. wanted him to say it again. Osama bin Laden. “Do […]

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Lawyers joust over showing of violent videos to jury in Tarek Mehanna terror case – Metro Desk – Local news updates from The Boston Globe

11/07/2011 4:07 PM By Milton J. Valencia and Martin Finucane, Globe Staff Tarek Mehanna’s lawyers today unsuccessfully sought to exclude graphic videos of the World Trade Center twin towers burning and of beheadings by terrorists from Mehanna’s federal trial on charges of supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq. “It adds nothing. It’s just designed to shock […]

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Defense depicts Mehanna as a scholar – Metro – The Boston Globe

Some quotes from today’s Boston Globe article about yesterday’s cross-examination by Janice Bassil of Ali Aboubakr:             Aboubakr also testified that Mehanna would speak in support of suicide bombers and against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during Internet chats they had, mostly in 2006. But under Bassil’s questioning yesterday, […]

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