A federal jury in Atlanta convicted Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, a 23-year-old Georgia man of conspiring with his previously convicted friend, Syed Haris Ahmed, of giving material support to terrorists by sending videos of Washington, D.C. landmarks like the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol, World Bank, and fuel storage tanks to supporters of 'violent jihad' and terrorist activities overseas.
Ahmed was convicted after a bench trial (i.e., tried before a judge, not a jury) in June 2009.
According to the indictment and evidence presented at trial, Sadequee and Ahmed traveled to Toronto, Canada in March 2005 to meet with, and discuss carrying out terrorist acts in the United States, and traveling to Pakistan to receive terror training.
Sadequee chose to defend himself on a pro se basis at trial.
You can read more about these and other charges in Sadequee's original indictment below:
- Atlanta jury convicts man of aiding terror groups, AP (Aug. 12, 2009)
- Proscutors Hail Guilty Verdicts in Terror Trial, Atlanta Journal Constitution (Aug. 12, 2009)
- Federal Defender Program, Atlanta
- U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia
- Terror-Related Cases