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Sudbury's Mehanna Asks Supreme Court to Reconsider Terror Case

Tarek Mehanna was convicted in 2011 of trying to assist al-Qaida and sentenced to more than 17 years in prison.

Tarek Mehanna is seeking a Supreme Court appeal. (Patch File Photo)
Tarek Mehanna is seeking a Supreme Court appeal. (Patch File Photo)
Sudbury resident Tarek Mehanna is asking the United States Supreme Court to review his case after he was convicted in 2011 and sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for terror-related charges.

The Boston Globe reported on Thursday that Mehanna filed a notice with the appeals court earlier in the week. This appeal comes several months after Circuit Court judges upheld the ruling in November.

Mehanna was convicted after prosecutors said he and two friends traveled to Yemen in order to participate in a terrorist camp. Mehanna's defense team argued that the Sudbury resident was there to look at religious schools.

In addition to being convicted of conspiracy to support Al Qaeda, Mehanna was also found guilty on three counts of lying to authorities.
Sudburytoo March 21, 2014 at 02:22 PM
Thanks for asking again Tarek. Now go back to jail please where you belong for many many years. You will have plenty of time to write about your Yemen vacation.
Prometheus March 21, 2014 at 04:13 PM
It must suck to ask the court of a land you hate so much for forgiveness.
Tch_yr_kids March 22, 2014 at 01:29 PM
Did the so-called "religious schools" preach plotting to shoot up a shopping mall as part of their 'religion'?

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