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Ali Hamza Ahmad Suli Bahlul



Terrorism (providing material support - 10 U.S.C. § 950t(25))


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District of Columbia - Federal Case

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District of Columbia

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Washington DC


Judicially Exonerated

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Ali Hamza Ahmad al Bahlul

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"On July 14, 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated Bahlul's conviction of material support of terrorism on the basis a military tribunal lacked jurisdiction to prosecute that charge, and vacated his conviction of solicitation of others to commit war crimes on the basis it "is plainly not an offense traditionally triable by military commission.""

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Middle eastern roots

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"Ali Hamza Ahmad al Bahlul v. USA, 767 F.3d 1 (USCA DC, 7-14-2014) (en banc)"

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"U.S. court partly overturns Guantanamo conviction of al Qaeda publicist, By Bernard Vaughan (staff writer), Reuters.com, July 14, 2014"

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