Monday, May 24, 2010

Trial opens for man accused of aiding Taliban

Another Pakistani , Another Terrorist Related Situation !

EL Paso Times
HOUSTON—Jury selection is beginning in the trial of a Pakistani student accused of conspiring to aid the Taliban and undergoing training in order to fight U.S. troops.

Attorneys on Monday start questioning prospective jurors in Houston federal court in the trial of 33-year-old Adnan Babar Mirza.

He was one of four men arrested in 2006 for taking part in paramilitary training exercises around the Houston area that prosecutors say were disguised as camping trips

Family and friends of the men have said they were not aspiring Taliban fighters. David Adler, Mirza's lawyer, has said his client was completing a hunting class and was trying to get a hunting license.

If convicted, Mirza faces up to 10 years in prison.

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