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Mall Plot Suspect Wants Statements Barred

A Somali immigrant accused of conspiring to help terrorists blow up a shopping mall is asking that his statements to investigators — including what he knew about a member of al-Qaida — be barred from his trial.Attorney Mahir T. Sherif said Nuradin Abdi was arrested without grounds and pressured to answer investigators’ questions. On June 1, he asked a federal judge to bar the statements, which are sealed. Agents told Abdi last November they were arresting him for violating immigration laws, but did not specify which laws and did not show him a warrant until three days later, Sherif said. Agents used his statements to build a case against him, Sherif said.Full Story

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