Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

ACLU Appeals Conviction in Case Involving FISA Section 702

By Gordon Ahl
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 2:52 PM

Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union and federal public defenders filed an opening brief on behalf of Jamshid Muhtorov in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Muhtorov is an Uzbek political refugee residing in the United States who was convicted in June 2018 of three counts under 18 U.S.C. § 2339B, providing material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization. Prior to his arrest, he had become the subject of federal electronic surveillance under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The brief argues that the warrantless surveillance of Mr. Muhtorov was unconstitutional and requests the court vacate his convictions. The brief can be found here and below.