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Most are admitted

So far today, about a dozen exhibits related indirectly to Sami Al-Hussayen have been admitted as evidence, two have been blocked, and a half-dozen have been put on hold. Most of the exhibits are web sites with information about fighting in Chechnya or treatises on how the authors believe the cause for Muslim fighters there and in Palestine is justified.

Judge Edward Lodge put off a decision on whether to allow another half-dozen exhibits that include pages from a web site characterized as the official site of the Chechen rebels, and a series of videos about fighting in Chechnya and Bosnia. None had ties to Al-Hussayen, but prosecutors argued that the Chechen rebel web site, www.qoqaz.com, had links to the videos on www.islamway.com, a site acquired within the past few years by the Islamic Assembly of North America and which Al-Hussayen has helped maintain.

Defense attorney David Nevin objected to the evidence, saying, "These are not materials that he posted, they are not materials that he had anything to do with the creation of."


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