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Thursday, July 05, 2012

US brought Somali terror suspect to New York for civil trial
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On July 5, 2011, the Obama administration brought Somali terror suspect Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame to the US to face a civil trial in New York. Warsame had been detained on a US Navy ship after his capture by US forces. In the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Warsame pled not guilty to charges of providing material support to a terrorist group. Despite criticism of the decision to bring Warsame to the US, US Attorney General Eric Holder has continued to advocate that terror suspects be tried in civilian courts.

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