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American jihadi suspects ‘set up’ by police, say lawyers

Saeed Shah
London Guardian [1]
Monday, April 12th, 2010

Police fabricated evidence to incriminate five Americans facing trial in Pakistan on terror charges, lawyers representing the men will argue in court this week.

The men, all Muslims, were arrested in December in the central town of Sargodha, and have been charged with planning terrorist acts in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US.

While the men admit wanting to travel to Afghanistan, they deny involvement in any jihadist activities and say they were planning to carry out “community work” in the country.

Defence lawyers will argue the men could not have made email contact with a Pakistani extremist linked to al-Qaida in the way the police claim.

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