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Attorneys seek release of alleged Bush assassination plotter

[JURIST] Attorneys for Ahmed Omar Abu Ali claim that he should be released from jail pending trial on charges that he plotted to assassinate President Bush and aided the Al-Qaeda terror network because Abu Ali lacks a criminal record and he has battled to return to the US since his arrest in Saudi Arabia two years ago. The indictment [PDF] against Abu Ali is available from the Washington Post. Prosecutors claim that Abu Ali poses a grave danger to the US, and state that he should remain incarcerated until his trial. CBS News has analysis of the case, calling it a hybrid of the four biggest terror-law cases since the Sept. 11 attacks. Abu Ali's family plans to sue [AP report] the US goverment on the grounds that he was tortured during his detention in Saudi Arabia. AFP has more.

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