WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon June 11, 2012
Iraqi Terror Suspect Wants Home Detention
An Iraqi man arrested last year in Bowling Green on terrorism charges is asking a federal judge to release him to home detention until his trial starts in August. 24 year old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi is facing a lengthy list of charges in the case.
Hammadi's attorney, James Earhart, has filed a motion, stating that his client is being held in solitary confinement under an assumed name, with no interaction with other inmates. The motion also mentions that Hammadi has no recreation during daylight hours.
Hammadi is facing twelve charges that relate to his attempts to send money, sniper rifles, machine guns, and C4 explosives to what he believed to be Al-Qaida in Iraq. The other Iraqi man arrested in the case, Waad Ramadan Alwan, has already entered guilty pleas and is scheduled to be sentenced on October 2nd.
The men were living in Bowling Green at the time of their arrests last year.
Hammadi's trial is currently scheduled to start August 27th.