Trial of terror suspects delayed

Family of Syed Talha Ahsanall credits: WNPR New
published: 28 October 2013

It’s been a year since two terror suspects were extradited from Britain to a supermax prison in Connecticut. 

Government authorities say Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan operated a group of websites that allegedly recruited fighters, and provided cash, military equipment and training to terrorists in Afghanistan and Chechnya.

Ahmad and Ahsan are also charged with conspiring to kill persons in foreign countries. The websites’ internet service provider was based in Trumbull, Connecticut.

The men were arrested as part of the same investigation that led to the 2008 conviction of former U.S. Navy sailor Hassan Abu-Jihaad. Abu-Jihaad leaked classified information through a website that Ahmad and Ahsan allegedly operated.

A trial in the case had been scheduled for this month, but has been postponed until March 2014. Ahmad and Ahsan are being held at Northern Correctional Institution in Somers.

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