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First volunteer expert

Frank Anderson, terrorism expert and former CIA agent in such locations as Lebanon, Yemen and Morocco, is the first of the expert witnesses in the Sami Al-Hussayen trial who isn't being highly paid. In fact, Anderson told the court today that he's volunteering his time in the case, being reimbursed only for his airfare and hotel.

Asked why, he said, "I lived for almost 13 years in countries where you could be put in jail for what you write or say. I do not want -"

At that point, he was interrupted by an objection from the prosecution, which the judge sustained. The remark was stricken from the record.

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