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Secrecy a Tool in Post-9/11 Case

The U.S. fights release of a Saudi living in San Diego County, citing old misdemeanors and shielded information. To understand how far the federal government will go to justify targeting individuals in its war on terror, look no further than the case of Hasan Saddiq Faseh Alddin. A 34-year-old Saudi national, Alddin was questioned by the FBI shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The FBI would not discuss the interview, but Alddin’s attorney said his client and Alddin’s Wisconsin-born wife answered questions, separately, for about two hours at their home in Vista, a hilly suburb of Oceanside. The agents, Alddin’s attorney said, wanted to know about some of Alddin’s acquaintances, particularly a former roommate who later shared a San Diego apartment with two of the Sept. 11 hijackers. Alddin, according to his attorney, gave the FBI photos of his former roommate and told the agents he had last seen the man in 1999 when, Alddin believed, the man had left the country. Full Story

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