The bizarre story of Mohdar Abdullah

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"I was in custody for nearly three years and no one came up to me and said, ‘Hey, we think you were involved,’ " he said. "This has got me very upset. It is very unfair, and it’s ruining my life." 

Abdullah’s San Diego attorney, Randall B. Hamud, said his client remains a virtual captive in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, where he is under constant surveillance by the government.

Abdullah was arrested as a material witness in late September 2001. He spent 32 months in U.S. jails and prisons as the FBI and the Justice Department investigated his ties to Almihdhar, Alhazmi and a network of immigrant friends, all of whom congregated around the Rabat mosque in a suburb of San Diego.

Commission investigators complained that they were never able to interview Abdullah before he was deported. 

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Ali Mohamed Case, 2000

24 October 2000 Source: Court Reporters Office of the Southern District of New York  See related court docket: http://cryptome.sabotage.org/qaeda102000.htm This transcript is from an appearance by Ali Mohamed before Judge Sand on October 20, 2000. Mr. Mohamed is one of 17 … Continue reading