Government opposes move to clear 2 Muslim groups called unindicted co-conspirators

July 11th, 2008 by ginter

DALLAS (AP) – The ACLU’s efforts to clear two groups named as unindicted co-conspirators in a terrorism-financing case are being opposed by federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors said in a court filing that evidence presented at trial showed the organizations’ ties to the defendants and Middle Eastern terrorists.

The Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust were among some 250 Muslim individuals and groups named by the government in its case against the Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.

ACLU attorneys asked the court to expunge the group’s names from public documents identifying them as unindicted co-conspirators. The ACLU seeks to have the court declare the government’s actions a violation of the Fifth Amendment right to due process.


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