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FBI offering up to $5M for information on whereabouts of alleged terrorist
Aidan Wallace
December 3, 2019
December 3, 2019 11:25 AM EST
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is turning to the public for help in the search for Jehad Serwan Mostafa — alleged to be the highest-ranking American-born member of the Somalia-based terror organization al-Shabaab — and is offering up to $5 million in rewards for any information that may lead to his arrest, the Daily Mail reports.
Mostafa is on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List and the organization is fearful he may be planning an attack in the U.S. The FBI unsealed the indictment against the Waukesha, Wis., native Monday, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organization.
“Al-Shabaab’s reign of terror threatens U.S. national security, our international allies and innocent civilians. Today we seek the public’s assistance in capturing Mostafa and disrupting Al-Shabaab,” U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California Robert Brewer said.
“The FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the State Department have continued an extensive investigation since 2010 to locate this terrorist,” Brunner said. “The FBI has not forgotten, has not stopped working, and will not stop until Mostafa is found.”
The FBI alleged Mostafa joined the foreign terrorist group in 2006 and has served in many different roles.
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The charges against Mostafa include training terrorist fighters, leading foreign fighters, and acting as a terrorist military instructor, according to the FBI’s release.
It’s also alleged the 37-year-old worked as a propagandist for the terror organization and was a leader in the group’s use explosives in terror attacks.
Mostafa grew up in San Diego, Calif., where he also graduated from college.
Victim set ablaze on way to court as rape outrage mounts in India
December 5, 2019
December 5, 2019 8:04 AM EST
Activists from Shiv Sena Taksali shout slogans as they burn effigies of 'rapists' to protest against the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, during a demonstration in Amritsar on December 5, 2019. NARINDER NANU / AFP via Getty Images
LUCKNOW — A 23-year-old rape victim was set ablaze by a gang of men, including the alleged rapist, as she made her way to court in the northern India on Thursday, police said, stirring public outrage and shame over the scourge of crimes against women.
During the past week, thousands of Indians have protested in several cities following the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old vet near the southern city of Hyderabad.
Protesters and parliamentarians are pressing for courts to fast-track rape cases and demanding tougher penalties.
The woman attacked and burned on Thursday morning was in a critical condition, according to D.S. Negi, a doctor at the Civil Hospital in Lucknow, the capital of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
She had been on her way to catch a train in Unnao district to attend a hearing when she was doused with kerosene and set on fire, police said.
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“As per victim’s statement five people were involved in setting her on fire, including the one who was accused in the rape case,” Vikrant Vir, a police superintendent in Unnao, told Reuters.
All five men have been detained, Uttar Pradesh police said in a tweet.
Police documents seen by Reuters showed the woman had filed a complaint with Unnao police in March alleging that she had been raped at gun-point on December 12, 2018.
Having been subsequently jailed, the alleged rapist was released last week after securing bail, police officer S.K. Bhagat said in Lucknow.
Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populous state and has become notorious for its poor record regarding crimes against women, with more than 4,200 cases of rape reported there in 2017 – the highest in the country.
The Uttar Pradesh state government, currently controlled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), came under fire in July from opposition groups accusing it of protecting a lawmaker accused of rape.
Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of raping vet
December 6, 2019
December 6, 2019 8:02 AM EST
HYDERABAD — Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian near Hyderabad city, an action applauded by her family and many citizens outraged over sexual violence against women.
However, some rights groups and politicians criticized the killings, saying they were concerned the judicial process had been sidestepped.
The men had been in police custody and were shot dead near the scene of last week’s crime after they snatched weapons from two of the 10 policemen accompanying them, said police commissioner V.C. Sajjanar.
Thousands of Indians have protested in several cities over the past week following the veterinarian’s death, the latest in a series of horrific cases of sexual assault in the country.
The woman had left home for an appointment on her motor-scooter and later called her sister to say she had a flat tire. She said a lorry driver had offered to help and that she was waiting near a toll plaza.
Police said she was abducted, raped and asphyxiated and her body was then set alight on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Four men were arrested.
Sajjanar, the police officer, said the men – two truck drivers and two truck cleaners, aged between 20 and 26 years – had been taken to the spot to help recover the victim’s mobile phone and other personal belongings on Friday morning.
“As the party approached this area today (during the) early hours, all the four accused got together. They started attacking the police party with stones, sticks and other materials,” he told reporters near the site of the shootings.
The men, who were not handcuffed, then snatched weapons away from the police and started firing at them, but were killed after the police retaliated. He did not say how the accused were able to overpower their escorts.
“Law has done its duty, that’s all I can say,” Sajjanar said.
The National Human Rights Commission, a government-funded watchdog, said it had ordered an investigation. “Death of four persons in alleged encounter with the police personnel when they were in their custody, is a matter of concern for the Commission,” it said in a statement.
Indian police have frequently been accused of extra-judicial killings, called “encounters,” especially in gangland wars in Mumbai and insurrections in the state of Punjab and in disputed Kashmir. Police officers involved in such killings were called “encounter specialists” and were the subject of several movies.
The victim’s family welcomed the news the alleged perpetrators had been killed.
“I express my gratitude towards the police & govt for this. My daughter’s soul must be at peace now,” Reuters partner ANI quoted her father as saying.
A Reuters reporter saw the four men’s bodies lying in an open field, all of them face up and barefoot, with their clothes stained with blood, surrounded by policemen.
A large crowd gathered at the site and threw flower petals at police vans in support of the action. Some shouted “Long live police,” while others hoisted police officials onto their shoulders and burst firecrackers.
There was no immediate word from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on the incident, but Maneka Gandhi, a lawmaker from his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, said the police appeared to have over-reached.
“You can’t take the law in your own hands. The courts would’ve ordered them (the accused) to be hanged anyway. If you’re going to shoot them with guns before due process is followed, then what’s the point of having courts, police and law?” she said.
Tough laws were enacted after the 2012 gang rape and murder of a woman in a bus in New Delhi that led to an outpouring of anger across the country, but crimes against women have continued unabated.
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Fast track courts have been set up but cases have moved slowly, for lack of witnesses and the inability of many families to go through the long legal process. Some victims and their families have ended up being attacked for pursuing cases against powerful men, often local politicians.
Many Indians applauded the killings.
“Great work #hyderabadpolice ..we salute u,” badminton star Saina Nehwal wrote on Twitter.
On Twitter, #encounter was the top-trending hashtag in India and No. 4 worldwide.
In Uttar Pradesh state, where a rape victim was set ablaze on Thursday while she was on her way to court, opposition politician Mayawati said the police there should take “inspiration” from what happened in Hyderabad.
“Culprits should be punished, and if they are not punished then whatever happened in Hyderabad should happen,” the victim’s brother said in hospital.
She was on life support, hospital authorities said, news that could further inflame passions in a country where public anger over crimes against women has grown in recent weeks.
Indian police registered more than 32,500 cases of rape in 2017, according to the most recent government data. But courts completed only about 18,300 cases related to rape that year, leaving more than 127,800 cases pending at the end of 2017.
But some people said the lack of progress in the courts did not mean the police had a free hand to dispense justice.
“We now have to trust that a police force that managed to let unarmed suspects escape their custody, and needed to shoot them dead because they could not catch them alive, is somehow competent enough to have identified and arrested the real culprits?,” Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia Director at Human Rights Watch, told Reuters from London.
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Indian rape victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze by gang of men
December 7, 2019
December 7, 2019 10:17 AM EST
Demonstrators from the National Congress Party (NCP) beat and burn a dummy of a rapist as they protest against rapes in Ranchi, Vadodara, Surat and other regions, following the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, in Ahmedabad on Dec. 4, 2019. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images)
UNNAO, India — A 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital, prompting protests from opposition leaders who blamed the ruling party for failing to check incidents of violence against women.
The woman was on her way to board a train in Unnao district of northern Uttar Pradesh state to attend a court hearing over her rape when she was doused with kerosene and set on fire on Thursday, according to police.
She was airlifted to New Delhi for treatment later that day.
The attack, the second major case of violence against women in the past two weeks, has sparked public outrage in India.
The woman died on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest, Dr. Shalabh Kumar, the head of burns and plastic department at New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital told Reuters.
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“She was having 95% burns,” he said, adding the woman’s wind pipe was burnt and “toxic and hot fumes” had filled her lungs.
The woman had filed a complaint with Unnao police in March alleging she had been raped at gun-point on December 12, 2018, police documents showed. The woman named two local men, one of them was arrested by police, the other absconded.
Having been subsequently jailed, the alleged rapist was released last week after securing bail, police officer S.K. Bhagat said in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state.
On Thursday, the rape victim was seized by five men, including the two people she had named in her complaint, and beaten, stabbed and set on fire, local media reported citing her statement to police.
Still ablaze, she walked nearly a kilometer, seeking help before finally calling the police herself, according to Aaj Taj TV news channel.
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All five of the accused have been arrested and are in 14-day judicial custody, Vikrant Vir, superintendent of police, Unnao, told Reuters.
A fast-track court would hear the case and the guilty would not be spared, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said.
In India, lengthy trials, often a result of fewer courts and judges, tend to delay convictions, leaving poor, disillusioned victims with little money and patience to pursue the case.
Also, long trials result in bails to the accused who often intimidate victims and their witnesses, and try tampering with evidence.
The victim’s father has alleged that his family was been harassed and threatened by the family of the accused.
“We tried to seek protection as the accused and their family kept threatening my daughter and my family, but we received little help from the government,” he said. “Now, every single accused should be either hanged or shot dead.”
People hold candles while taking a pledge during a prayer meeting demanding justice for the rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor from Hyderabad, in Mumbai on Dec. 1, 2019. (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)
Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populous state and has become notorious for its poor record regarding crimes against women, with more than 4,200 cases of rape reported there in 2017 – the highest in the country.
Opposition leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, general secretary of India’s main opposition Congress party, accused the Uttar Pradesh government, run by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, of failing to curb crimes against women.
In an earlier incident in Unnao, a young woman had accused Uttar Pradesh lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her in 2017. In July last year, the victim and her lawyer were critically injured in a highway collision, when a truck hit the car in which they were traveling. The woman’s two aunts, who were also in the car, were killed in the accident.
Sengar denies the rape and any involvement in the car crash.
On Friday, Indian police shot dead four men who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian near Hyderabad city, drawing applause from across the country angry over violence against women.
But many were also concerned that police had over reached in shooting the alleged suspects without any trial.
“What will it take (to end rapes)? Not the encounter of just the poor men who rape but swift arrest and certain punishment of all rapists, however powerful or closely related to the victim,” said Karuna Nundy, a lawyer practicing at India’s Supreme Court who was instrumental in shaping anti-rape laws in 2013.
“And that takes real change, it’s not as easy as passing a legal amendment to increase sentencing.”
Men accused in Via Rail terror plot choose retrial by judge alone
Sam Pazzano Courts Bureau
December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019 6:16 PM EST
Chiheb Esseghaier, left, and Raed Jaser in 361 University Ave. court Jan. 29, 2015. (Sketch by Pam Davies /Toronto Sun_
Two men accused of plotting to derail a VIA Rail train will face a second trial in September.
Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who were convicted of terrorism charges and sentenced to life imprisonment in 2015, had their convictions overturned and new trials ordered by Ontario’s highest court in August this year because of the manner in which the jury was selected.
Both men appeared before Justice John McMahon on Monday and had their trial date set for Sept. 14 and both have chosen to be tried by a judge without a jury.
Their trial might not take place, of course, if the Crown successfully appeals the Ontario Court of Appeal decision that ordered new trials at the Supreme Court of Canada.
This VIA Rail case is one of several cases, including the recently-concluded Eaton Centre shooter Christopher Husbands case, in which the Ontario Court of Appeal rescinded trials over jury selection.
Both accused terrorists also appealed on other grounds, including Esseghaier’s deteriorating mental health during the trial.
Esseghaier, who didn’t have counsel, didn’t participate in the trial because he wanted to be tried under Muslim religious laws instead of Canadian laws.
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Since the trial, Esseghaier was treated for schizophrenia and his counsel argued he was unfit during both the trial and his sentencing.
Those arguments weren’t heard as Ontario’s highest court ordered a new trial on the jury selection issue.
In the six-week-long VIA Rail trial, which had 10 days of deliberations by the jury, both Jaser and Esseghaier were convicted of conspiracy to commit murder for the benefit of a criminal organization and two counts of participating in terrorist activity.
Esseghaier was also convicted of conspiracy to derail a VIA train, but Jaser wasn’t convicted of that count.
Trial judge Justice Michael Code decided to order a specific method of jury selection that Jaser’s lawyer John Norris opposed.
American Airlines mechanic pleads guilty in airplane tampering incident
December 18, 2019
December 18, 2019 11:12 PM EST
In this April 24, 2019, photo, American Airlines aircraft are shown parked at their gates at Miami International Airport in Miami. Wilfredo Lee / The Associated Press
A former American Airlines mechanic pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a charge of attempted destruction of an aircraft that was scheduled to depart from Miami with 150 people on board.
Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60, of Tracy, California, admitted that on July 17 he tampered with the air data module (ADM) system of an aircraft at Miami International Airport that was scheduled to depart for Nassau, Bahamas, the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami said.
Alani faces up to 20 years in prison. A lawyer for Alani, who remains behind bars, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in March by U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke.
On the day of the flight, while number one for taking the departure runway, the flight crew increased power to the engines in preparation for take-off, which resulted in an error reading by the aircraft’s computer and the take-off was aborted, the U.S. attorney’s office in Miami said.
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Prior to the aircraft’s scheduled take-off, Alani had inserted a foam substance into the ADM system and used super glue to hold the substance in place, court papers said.
American Airlines said in a statement that after it “learned about the allegations, we inspected aircraft that Mr. Alani had worked on to ensure that they were safe. His conduct is not representative of the world-class work performed every day by our 15,000 Technical Operations safety professionals.”
When law enforcement officials interviewed Alani after his arrest, he claimed he was upset over stalled labour talks and that he had tampered with the aircraft hoping that a delay or cancellation would lead to overtime work, court papers said.
Former Indian lawmaker gets life for rape of teen
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Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a legislator of Uttar Pradesh state from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reacts as he leaves a court after he was arrested on Friday in connection with the rape of a teenager, in Lucknow, India, April 14, 2018.Pawan Kumar / REUTERS, File
LUCKNOW — A court sentenced a former lawmaker from India’s ruling party to life imprisonment for raping a teenager, his lawyer said on Friday, the highest ranking Indian politician to get such a significant jail term in recent years.
Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, was convicted earlier this week under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Sengar, who was later expelled from the party, had pleaded not guilty.
The court in Delhi also fined him 2.5 million rupees ($46,261), Sengar’s lawyer Tanveer Ahmad Mir said.
“He got his punishment. I am very happy … Today we got justice,” the India Today television network quoted the woman’s sister as saying.
The case gained nationwide attention last year when the accuser, who was a teenager in 2017 when she says she was raped, tried to kill herself, accusing the police of inaction.
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In July, a truck crashed into a car she was travelling in. Two of her relatives were killed and she was injured. Since then the family has been provided with security.
Her case was the latest in a country where sexual violence against women is unabated despite enacting some of the world’s toughest laws.
Public outrage has been mounting over the lack of speedy justice for victims.
Sengar is expected to appeal against the decision at the Delhi High Court, his lawyer said, and the case can run for years in Indian courts.
Canadian who plotted New York City attacks appeals conviction, 40-year sentence
Canadian Press
December 23, 2019
December 23, 2019 2:56 PM EST
Abdulrahman El-Bahnasawy. (Facebook)
TORONTO — The conviction and 40-year prison sentence for a young mentally ill Canadian who plotted terrorist attacks in New York City should be set aside, his lawyer argues in a new appeal brief.
The brief on behalf of Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy argues that the trial judge violated his rights, and the sentence handed down to him last December was unreasonably harsh.
“The District Court’s sentence of Bahnasawy to 40 years in the custody of an agency that indisputably could not provide him proper care was substantively unreasonable, shocking and at odds with American ideals of fair punishment,” the brief states.
“In relegating the young and impaired Bahnasawy to a virtual life in prison without proper care, the District Court gave lip service, but little more, to all of the mitigating factors that compelled a humane sentence.”
Canadian prisons provide the kind of mental health care that inmates like El Bahnasawy need, while the U.S. Bureau of Prisons does not, according to the factum filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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Court records show El Bahnasawy was a 17-year-old living at home in Mississauga, Ont., when he met an undercover FBI agent online. The defence argued the agent encouraged him to plan attacks on the Big Apple, while prosecutors maintained the plot was well underway before the two connected.
The FBI, with help from the RCMP, arrested the then-18-year-old El Bahnasawy at a hotel on the outskirts of New York in May 2016. Investigators said he had bought bomb-making materials and helped secure a cabin within driving distance of the city for the purpose of building explosive devices.
El Bahnasawy pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in District Court for the Southern District of New York later in 2016. The plans involved conspirators arrested in Pakistan and the Philippines and called for attacks on the New York subway and Times Square.
The appeal brief argues that Judge Richard Berman was wrong to ignore El Bahnasawy’s right to lawyers of his choice. Despite months of prevarication, the brief states, the young Canadian ultimately told the judge he wanted to be represented by private lawyers, rather than legal-aid lawyers, who wanted to step down.
Berman, however, ordered both sets of lawyers to be “equally responsible” for defending him. That decision, his lawyers now argue, undermined any challenge to the guilty plea he had entered on advice of his public lawyers, and violated his constitutional right to counsel of his choice.
The submission by lawyer Andrew Frisch decries the lengthy sentence Berman imposed despite evidence about El Bahnasawy’s youth, mental illness and severe addictions. The judge, who said the risk of a repeat offence was high, ignored El Bahnasawy’s treatment progress and disavowal of violence, his lawyer says.
“The true risk of a sentence of 40 years on this especially robust record is not that the maturing Bahnasawy might one day conspire again, but that we do irreparable harm to the ideals most likely to keep us safe,” Frisch states.
In a letter previously filed with the District Court, El Bahnasawy said he was motivated by American air strikes in the Middle East and expressed regret.
“There are many issues in this world but I don’t want to lose my life or freedom to try fixing them, and I definitely do not want to resort to violence or harm to fix them,” El Bahnasawy wrote. “I sincerely apologize for my (behaviour) and I only ask for a second chance.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 23, 2019.
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