United States v. Amawi; symposium on religion and national security; collateral review of military commissions; forthcoming scholarship

October 23, 2009

1. United States v. Amawi (N.D. Ohio Oct. 21, 2009)

Judge James Carr has sentenced three men in connection with a conspiracy to kill people outside the United States, including U.S. military personnel in Iraq.  The government’spress release summarizes the allegations in the case as follows:

In February 2007, Amawi, El-Hindi, and Mazloum were charged in a superseding indictment with conspiring to kill or maim persons outside the United States, including U.S. military personnel serving in Iraq, and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Amawi and El-Hindi were also charged individually with distributing information regarding the manufacture or use of explosives, including suicide bomb vests and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Read the rest of this entry »