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Saudi Deported After Terror Acquittal

A Saudi graduate student who was acquitted of terrorism support charges last month was released from jail and deported Wednesday, leaving Idaho for his homeland nearly a year and a half after his arrest. “Sami is en route,” defense attorney David Nevin said Wednesday after speaking with federal immigration officials and learning that Sami Al-Hussayen’s deportation had occurred. Local officials confirmed that the former University of Idaho computer science student flew out of the Boise airport on one of the first flights of the day. Federal immigration officials did not return calls seeking comment. The government alleged Al-Hussayen, 34, used his computer expertise to create an Internet network that helped finance and recruit terrorists, and the case was seen as an important clash between free speech and the war on terror. Full Story

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