Posted: Friday, November 13th 2009 at 4:17pm
Judge rejects bid for new trial in terrorism case
By The Associated Press
Picture of one of two Georgia men convicted on terrorism charges earlier this year. Picture is from a video shot by the pair in Washington, D.C., in 2005 and introduced into evidence by the government at their trials.
ATLANTA - A federal judge has rejected a bid for a new trial by one of two Georgia men convicted earlier this year on terrorism charges.
U.S. District Judge William Duffey rejected Ehsanul Islam Sadequee's motion for a new trial this week. The move sets the stage for a Dec. 14 sentencing date for Sadequee, who is from Roswell, and co-defendant Syed Haris Ahmed of Dawsonville.
Ahmed was found guilty in June of conspiring to support terrorist groups while Sadequee was convicted of sending videotapes of U.S. landmarks overseas and plotting to support ``jihad.''
The two were originally scheduled to be sentenced in October, but the sentencing was postponed to give the court time to consider Sadequee's request for a new trial.
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