A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Israeli police officer testifies in ex-professor terror trial

[JURIST] Israeli police officer Yuval Avargil testified Monday in the ongoing trial [JURIST report] against Sami Al-Arian [advocacy website], a former University of South Florida professor that has been charged [official charge sheet], along with three other men, with raising money for and supporting Palestinian Islamic Jihad [MIPT backgrounder] in conducting suicide bombings in Israel. Avargil gave graphic testimony concerning the after-effects of one of the suicide bombings that Al-Arian allegedly helped finance and plan. Al-Arian has maintained his innocence and claims that he is a victim of persecution because he espouses ideas unpopular with the US government. AP has more.

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.