Terrorism Trials & Investigations

Document: Federal Judge Grants Uzair Paracha's Motion for a New Trial

By Victoria Clark
Friday, July 6, 2018, 12:10 PM

On July 3, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Uzair Paracha's motion for a new trial in light of new evidence. Paracha, a Pakistani citizen, was convicted in 2005 for allegedly helping an al-Qaeda operative gain travel documents and enter the United States. Judge Sidney Stein concluded that newly discovered statements from three al-Qaeda operatives cast doubt on "whether Paracha acted with knowledge that he was helping al Qaeda," and that, therefore, "a new trial is in the interest of justice." Read the full opinion below: