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Defense: Suspect’s torture claims ignored

FBI agents who obtained a confession from a Virginia man that he joined al-Qaida and plotted to assassinate President Bush ignored his claims of being tortured by Saudi authorities, according to defense motions. The government has charged that Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 24, of Falls Church, joined al-Qaida in 2002 while studying in Saudi Arabia and that he discussed numerous potential terrorist acts, including a plot to assassinate Bush, plans to assassinate congressmen and plans to hijack planes in foreign countries and fly them at targets in the U.S. Full Story

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