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Judge rejects U.S. plea to strip convicted terrorist of his citizenship

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The government can't strip a terrorist of his U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled this month in a decision siding with a Pakistan-born man serving the last few years of a 20-year prison sentence for his guilty plea to plotting to destroy New York's Brooklyn Bridge.
The case involves Iyman Faris, who was sentenced in 2003 for aiding and abetting al-Qaida by scoping out the bridge as part of a plot to cut through cables that support it. His case was among the first and highest-profile terrorism cases after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Faris met with Osama bin Laden in...
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Judge rejects US efforts to strip terrorist of citizenship

Judge rejects US efforts to strip terrorist of citizenship

7 monthes ago   |   By

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge has rejected an effort by the Department of Justice to strip a terrorist of U.S. citizenship.
Pakistani-born Iyman Faris is serving the last years of a 20-year sentence imposed in 2003 for his guilty plea to plotting with al-Qaida to destroy New York's Brooklyn Bridge.
A 2017 government filing launched the bid to revoke the former Ohio truck driver's citizenship. Among other things, the Department of Justice argues Faris entered the country under false pretenses using someone else's passport.
Federal Judge Staci Yanle said this month there's not enough...
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