WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue June 21, 2011
Terrorism Trial Categorized as "Complex" Case
By Dan Modlin
Bowling Green, KY – Prosecutors were successful in their attempt to have the case against Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohaned Shareef Hamadi classified as a "complex" case. The prosecution will now have six months to file all discovery in the case. Meanwhile, the judge has not ruled on a defense motion to suppress evidence obtained through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Another hearing in the case has been scheduled for September 30th.
The two men are charged with trying to provide cash, explosives, machine guns, and stinger missiles to a group they believed to be Al Qaeda in Iraq. U-S Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell and several local government leaders have questioned the Justice Department's decision to try the case in a Kentucky courtroom instead of at Guantanamo Bay.