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Terror plotter Mehanna wants convictions overturned

Relatives, supporters, and attorneys for Tarek Mehanna were both hopeful and skeptical today as a federal appeals court was urged to overturn the former Sudbury man’s 2011 convictions for conspiring to kill American soldiers in Iraq and supporting Al Qaeda.

Attorney Sabin Willett asked a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to throw out the convictions. He said Mehanna had only expressed his views, which he had a right to do, and there was insufficient evidence to show his client was linked to the Al Qaeda terror group.

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