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  • Lawyers Try to Stop Gitmo Med Procedure ~ Paracha has acknowledged meeting Osama bin Laden twice....

    11/15/2006 10:37:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 2,301+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 15, 2006 at 18:35:14 PST | ANDREW O. SELSKY ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - An attorney for a Guantanamo Bay detainee has asked a judge to block a planned medical procedure on the prisoner's heart, saying that performing it at the U.S. base puts his life at risk. Saifullah A. Paracha, a 59-year-old multimillionaire businessman from Karachi, Pakistan, already had one heart attack while in U.S. custody and in recent days has suffered chest pains, his lawyers said. Doctors plan to perform a cardiac catheterization on Paracha this month at the isolated Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in southeast Cuba. Gaillard T. Hunt, one of Paracha's attorneys, asked a...
  • Pakistani given 30 years in New York al Qaeda case

    07/20/2006 8:00:01 PM PDT · by oxcart · 11 replies · 503+ views
    Al Reuters ^ | 07/20/2006 | By Christine Kearney
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani convicted of supporting an al Qaeda plot to blow up U.S. gas stations was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday in a case Washington has called a victory in its war on terror. Uzair Paracha, 26, has said he falsely confessed under the pressure of three days of interrogation by the FBI, but U.S. District Court Judge Sidney Stein said Paracha "knew what he was doing" in lending support to al Qaeda. Paracha remained calm after the sentence was read and waved to relatives as he left the courtroom wearing a blue...
  • Guantanamo Inmates Despair of Ever Leaving

    03/05/2006 8:00:20 PM PST · by NewLand · 71 replies · 1,205+ views
    AP ^ | March 5, 2006 | MIRANDA LEITSINGER
    Guantanamo Inmates Despair of Ever Leaving Sunday, March 5, 2006 9:13 PM EST The Associated Press By MIRANDA LEITSINGER GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Ahamed Abdul Aziz has been in the Guantanamo Bay prison for more than three years and, by his account, has been interrogated 50 times without being charged with any crime. He waits with anguish for freedom but fears it will never come. "We are in a grave here," he told his lawyers, echoing the despair felt by many of the roughly 490 prisoners held as suspected terrorists at the U.S. naval base in eastern...
  • TERRORIST TIE IN N.Y. CHEM BUST

    08/06/2003 1:00:14 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 260+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/06/03 | Brian Blomquist
    <p>August 6, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - A Pakistani man arrested by the FBI in New York City was fingered by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and could face charges of supporting terrorism in an effort to procure chemical weapons, it was reported yesterday.</p>
  • Rag trade terror plot: Al Qaeda sought Garment Center tie

    08/22/2003 1:24:06 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 17 replies · 950+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 22, 2003 | GREG B. SMITH
    A top Al Qaeda operative plotted to smuggle weapons into New York Harbor in the shipping containers of a Garment District firm, the Daily News has learned. Days before he was captured in Pakistan in March, suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed met in Karachi with the owner of a W. 35th St. clothing importing company and his son, law enforcement sources said. Al Qaeda's No. 3 man offered to invest $200,000 in International Management Group in exchange, federal authorities now believe, for access to IMG's Port Newark-bound shipping containers, sources say. Mohammed "is obsessed with attacking the United States,...