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United States v. Goba

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
240 F.Supp.2d 242 (2003)


The four individuals Goba, Mosed, Taher, and Al-Bakri (defendants), U.S. citizens and residents of Lackawanna, N.Y., were detained pending trial pursuant to an order by U.S. Magistrate Judge Schroeder in October 2002. The four were suspected of having traveled to Afghanistan in 2001 to receive training as part of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization. The men traveled in two groups to Pakistan and then to Afghanistan, where they allegedly received firearms and explosives training, underwent anti-American indoctrination, were encouraged to use suicide as a weapon, and attended a lecture by Osama bin Laden, the topic of which was the need to fight America. After several weeks, they returned to their homes in New York. They were arrested in September 2002. Each filed motions for revocation of their detention order. The defendants’ motion came before the United States District Court for the Western District of New York

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Skretny, J.)

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