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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

US Supreme Court Denies Mehanna Appeal

Tarek Mehanna’s appeal to the US Supreme Court was rejected on Monday, October 6, 2014.

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October 16, 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

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

‘A Country That Can’t Tell Its Terrorists From Its Journalists’

Sarah Harrison, an editor at WikiLeaks who has also worked with NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, won’t return to her home country of England because she fears being prosecuted as a terrorist for seeking to influence her government.

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March 20, 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

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