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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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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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New York Times | “Terror Suspect Is Convicted in Plot to Aid Al Qaeda” by Abby Goodnough

U.S. Citizen Is Convicted in Plot to Support Al Qaeda By ABBY GOODNOUGH Published: December 20, 2011 BOSTON — An American citizen from an upscale suburb here was convicted on Tuesday of conspiring to support Al Qaeda and of other terrorism charges. Federal prosecutors told the jury that Tarek Mehanna, 29, of Sudbury, traveled to […]

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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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