Courts

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

Azamat Defense Proposes Additional Jury Instructions

Defense attorney Nicholas Wooldridge has submitted a highly creative set of proposed jury instructions to the Court.

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June 19, 2014

Homeland Security Agent Caught Lying at Hearing

By Karin Friedemann, TMO Robel Phillipos (center) arrives for a hearing in his case at the federal courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts May 13, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Three friends of Dzhokhar (Jahar) Tsarnaev: Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov, and Robel Phillipos went before Judge Woodlock May 13-15, 2014 and sat through three full consecutive days of FBI […]

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May 26, 2014

Reduce Employee Discrimination For All Americans

“He came to America because he believed in America … Now the jury has restored his faith.”

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April 3, 2014

British Government Arrests Activist Moazzam Begg

Former Bagram and Guantanamo prisoner Moazzam Begg was re-arrested on February 26, 2014.

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March 6, 2014

NC Upholds Fake Convictions

On February 11, 2014, a federal appeals court upheld the convictions of three young Muslim men from North Carolina: Omar Hassan, Hysen Sherifi and Ziyad Yaghi…

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February 27, 2014

Tarek Mehanna Appeal Hearing

Mehanna, a Massachusetts College of Pharmacy graduate and former teacher at Alhuda Academy in Worcester, was convicted in 2012 of conspiring to kill American soldiers and supporting Al Qaeda.

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November 27, 2013

Court Hears Tsarnaev Arguments

On November 12, 2013 lawyers for and against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared before Judge George O’Toole for a motion hearing and status conference…

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November 21, 2013

Tsarnaev Friends’ Hearing Secretly Rescheduled

Supporters of Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos were dismayed to discover on Tuesday, October 28, 2013 that the Federal courthouse had secretly switched the time of their status hearing to 11am and announced this only on their twitter feed at 10am…

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November 7, 2013

Israel Deports Asylum Refugees to Sudan Despite Threat to Their Lives

Haaretz reported on Tuesday that Israel deported at least 1,000 Sudanese refugees to North Sudan via a third county, without informing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and despite the fact that “[Sudan] has vowed to punish any of its citizens who ever set foot in Israel”:

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October 24, 2013

Tsarnaev Banned from Group Prayers Under SAMs

On October 2, 2013, Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team submitted a request that the Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) be removed from their client.

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October 24, 2013

Tsarnaev Sister Charged: Government Hiding Key Info

Bella Tsarnaeva appeared in Superior Court in Hackensack, New Jersey, charged with marijuana possession and distribution.

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September 26, 2013

Khazak Teens Arraigned for Tossing Fireworks in Boston

On May 1, 2013, Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazhayakov, 19, were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstructing justice with the intent to impede the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

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August 22, 2013

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