Dr. Sami Al-Arian Acquitted on 8 Charges!
At this point, Dr. Al-Arian remains in custody. His family has requested that bail be allowed. Dr. Al-Arian could be re-tried for the nine charges the jury was deadlocked on. The US government could also try to deport him.
I am very happy to report that none of the defendants in Dr. Al-Arian's trial were convicted of any crimes. We will continue to watch this case closely, since justice will not be served until Dr. Al-Arian can return to his life with his family in Florida.
More info: "Al-Arian acquitted on 8 terror counts: Trial tests power of Patriot Act after 9-11," by Pedro Ruz Gutierrez from the Orlando Sentinel, posted by NY Newsday