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British investigator tells court of contacts with terrorists

Still no evidence presented to show Mehanna acted

Lawyers for Tarek Mehanna say that he could not be held accountable for something that was randomly sent to him. Lawyers for Tarek Mehanna say that he could not be held accountable for something that was randomly sent to him.
By Milton J. Valencia
Globe Staff / November 11, 2011

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Tarek Mehanna had made a name for himself on an Islamic Web forum frequented by radicals and he had contacts with a member of a London terrorism ring with reputed ties to Al Qaeda, according to testimony by an investigator from Scotland Yard in Mehanna’s trial today in US District Court in Boston. One of the men arrested in a terror probe in London in 2005 had sent Mehanna regular messages through Tibyan Publications regarding the operation of the Tibyan site, an Islamic Web forum whose members often expressed extreme views, according to the testimony.

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