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Outrageous verdict in Somali ‘terrorism’ trial

By staff

Minneapolis, MN – The jury in the case of Mahamud Said Omar returned a guilty verdict on five terrorism related charges this afternoon, Oct. 18. Omar stands accused of helping the Somali resistance group al Shabab in its efforts to fight the U.S.-backed Ethiopian invasion of Somalia. He faces life in prison.

Lacking evidence of legal wrongdoing on Omar’s part, the prosecution concentrated on portraying the Somali resistance as “terrorism.”

“Mahamud Said Omar did nothing wrong. The prosecution and the FBI agents who organized this frame-up are the real criminals in this case,” stated Mick Kelly of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.

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