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No Immigrations Charges for Idaho Student

The government agreed Wednesday to throw out all remaining charges against a Saudi graduate student whose terrorism case was seen as an important clash between free speech and the war on terror. The government agreed to dismiss the immigration charges against Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, 34, in return for his dropping an appeal of a deportation order. “He’s going back to Saudi Arabia,” defense attorney David Nevin said. A federal jury acquitted Al-Hussayen of three terrorism charges in June, as well as three other immigration counts. But jurors deadlocked on eight additional charges — all of which were dropped Wednesday. Full Story

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