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Abductions, Mysterious Prison Deaths

Two mysterious deaths of political activists occurred inside U.S. prisons this month.

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January 22, 2015

OIC to Sue Charlie Hebdo Over Cartoons

The world’s largest bloc of Islamic countries has announced plans to sue Charlie Hebdo over the publication of new cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), amid increasing anger among Muslims worldwide

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January 22, 2015

Supreme Court Rules for Muslim Inmate Over Prison Beard Policy

An Arkansas inmate is permitted to grow a half-inch (1.3 cm) beard in accordance with his Muslim beliefs, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday

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January 22, 2015

Former US Sailor Rocks Boat with Federal Lawsuit

Being a US sailor allowed Jonathan Berts a chance to travel around the world and study Arabic and Islam, but he says his commitment to faith resulted in mistreatment and an unfair dismissal.

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January 22, 2015

Travel Agent Accused of Swindling Hajj Pilgrims Arrested Again

A travel agent based in Chicago was arrested on Thursday for allegedly swindling 50 customers out of $525,000 …

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December 24, 2014

Serial, Shaky Evidence, and Why Adnan Syed Deserves Better

Adnan’s story, combined with my own experiences, remind me of the saying, “There, but for the grace of God, go I…”

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December 24, 2014

Matanov Gets New Lawyer, New Prison

Matanov changes lawyers after his lawyer fails to assert his rights after abuse by prison guards.

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November 26, 2014

Islamophobic Taunts Lead to Beating of Muslim Prisoner

“I feel unsafe in PCCF, and I have a great fear for my life,” wrote Khairullozhon Matanov, 24, in a letter to this author postmarked November 1, 2014.

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November 13, 2014

Government Aggressively Seeks Defendant’s Associates; Defense Fears Intimidation

Tsarnaev trial

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November 6, 2014

Macomb County May Have A New Circuit Judge

Macomb Township, Michigan–General elections are being held this Tuesday, and Macomb Township resident and prosecutor Steve Fox is running for Macomb’s County’s Circuit Judge.

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October 30, 2014

UK Terror Case against Moazzam Begg Collapses

Moazzam-Begg-012On October 1, 2014 the UK dropped all seven charges against Moazzam Begg

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October 9, 2014

Government Pays $66K for Testimony Against Tsarnaev Friend

“He has not been charged with anything related to the bombing,” stressed Silva’s attorney Jonathan Shapiro.

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September 18, 2014

Dias Kadyrbayev Agrees to Deportation: Judge Orders Govt to Reveal Expert Witness Positions: Tamerlan’s Widow Living in NJ with Jahar’s Sisters

The UMass-Dartmouth classmate of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pled guilty on August 21, 2014 to conspiracy and obstruction of justice, the sentence for which is 25 years.

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August 28, 2014

Tsarnaev Proceedings: Judge Passive While Government Plays Games

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s legal proceedings are “at a standstill” because Judge O’Toole refuses to compel the government to play fair.

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August 21, 2014

Feds to Revoke Charity Head’s Citizenship

By Karin Friedemann, TMO On the night of July 23, 2014 Enaam Arnaout, 51, CEO of the former Islamic charity, Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), learned from the TV news that the US government had filed legal documents to strip him of his citizenship. Arnaout told TMO that the next day, July 24, a SWAT team […]

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July 31, 2014

Trial Set for Khairullozhon Matanov

On Friday, July 18 at the federal courthouse in Boston, the initial status conference hearing took place for Khairullozhon Matanov

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July 24, 2014

1st BMB Trial Commences as Jahar’s Birthday Approaches

The trial of Azamat Tazhayakov began July 7 and is expected to conclude next week…

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July 17, 2014

Federal Court Dismisses All Charges Against Dr. Sami al-Arian

It is with a great sense of relief and thankfulness that I can now report that all charges have been dropped against my client Dr. Sami Al-Arian.

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July 3, 2014

Tsarnaev and Friends: Boston Legal Updates

Judge Strikes Down “Betraying America” Charge as Inflammatory

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June 26, 2014

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