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Student Pleads Innocent to Terror Charge

The University of Idaho graduate student held for nearly a year on visa fraud charges pleaded innocent on Monday to the additional charge of supporting terrorism. Sami Omar Al-Hussayen appeared only briefly before U.S. Magistrate Mikel Williams. Williams postponed Al-Hussayen’s trial date from Jan. 20 to Feb. 17 and said both sides could put motions before U.S. Judge Edward Lodge — who will preside over the trial — if they wanted the date postponed longer. Defense attorney David Nevin has accused federal prosecutors of trying to delay the trial by securing the federal indictment last Friday on information the government has had since Al-Hussayen, who is from Saudi Arabia, was originally arrested last February. Full Story

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