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BREAKING NEWS ~ Bush assassination plot suspect found guilty

[JURIST] AP is reporting that a federal jury has found Ahmed Omar Abu Ali [JURIST news archive] guilty of joining al Qaeda and plotting to assassinate President Bush [PDF indictment]. Abu Ali was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2003 and his trial began last month [JURIST report] after US District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee denied [PDF opinion; JURIST report] Abu Ali's motion to suppress his confession, which Abu Ali claimed was the result of torture [JURIST report] at the hands of Saudi Arabian domestic security police. Abu Ali declined to take the stand in his own defense [AP report] before the defense rested last week. The 24-year-old Abu Ali could receive a life sentence. AP has more.

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