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Marri Faces Charges of Aiding Al-Qaeda

Indictment unsealed; transfer of 'combatant' to civilian court begins
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2009 4:31 PM CST

(Newser) – The charges against Ali al-Marri include conspiracy and material support for terrorism, according to a federal indictment unsealed today. The only alleged enemy combatant held on US soil is incarcerated in a naval brig in South Carolina, where he has been held for over 5 years without being charged, and will now be transferred to the custody of the Justice Department, the Washington Post reports.

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"In this administration, we will hold accountable anyone who attempts to do harm to Americans, and we will do so in a manner consistent with our values," Attorney General Eric Holder said.
(Read more Ali al Marri stories.)

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