September 9, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Safiya Ghori-Ahmad: For many American Muslims, the case of Sami Al-Arian has become the most prominent illustration of the Bush administration's post-9/11 political prosecutions. Sami Al-Arian, a former University of Florida professor, was arrested in 2003 on charges of funding terrorism... ...[read more]
September 3, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released Arab activist Sami Al-Arian after five years in federal custody. The former University of South Florida (USF) computer science professor will remain under electronic monitoring pending trial on contempt charges for refusing to testify ...[read more]
July 11, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
Arab activist Sami Al-Arian was granted bail Thursday by a judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, but it is speculated that he might be detained by immigration officials upon release. The former University of South Florida (USF) computer science professor allegedly ...[read more]
March 11, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder of William Mitchell College of Law, attorney on appeal for Dr. Sami Al Arian, says that the treatment accorded the acquitted but still detained academic Palestinian activist from Tampa- now on hunger strike and in danger of irreversible renal failure at a ...[read more]
March 24, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a civil contempt ruling against former University of South Florida professor Sami al-Arian Friday, rejecting al-Arian's argument that his plea agreement exempted him from testifying before a Virginia grand jury. Under the agreement, al- ...[read more]
August 15, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
An Egyptian appeals court ruled Monday that 11 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood jailed since May after participating in pro-judicial independence protests earlier this year should be released from detention. Detainees ordered released include top Brotherhood members Issam al-Arian and ...[read more]
May 25, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Sameeh Hammoudeh, a co-defendant in a Florida terrorism case with former University of South Florida computer science professor Sami Al-Arian, was deported earlier this week, according to Hammoudeh's attorney. Federal officials took Hammoudeh to his home state of Jordan on Tuesday, where he ...[read more]
May 1, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
A federal judge has sentenced former University of South Florida computer science professor Sami Al-Arian to another 18 months in prison before being deported after Al-Arian pleaded guilty in the terrorism case last month. US District Judge James S. Moody formally imposed the maximum penalty of 57 ...[read more]
April 17, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
US v. Sami Amin Al-Arian, Plea Agreement, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Read the full text of the plea agreement. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
April 15, 2006
by Greg Sampson
Lawyers familiar with the case of former University of South Florida computer science professor Sami al-Arian said Friday that the Kuwait-born Palestinian activist had agreed to a deal with federal prosecutors in which he would plead guilty to a lesser terrorism-related charge of conspiring to ...[read more]

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