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International (and Domestic) Terrorism Prosecutions: ISIL, FARC, and the KKK

During the month of December, the Justice Department kept busy with the usual counterterrorism suspects—ISIL supporters (mostly young men) in Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina were arrested, sentenced, and pleaded guilty in federal district courts. The Department’s counterterrorism headlines over the past few weeks also covered a range of more unusual cases in both international terrorism and domestic terrorism, including the sentencing of an international arms trafficker and a Ku Klux Klan member.

International Terrorism Prosecutions


International Terrorism Prosecutions: ISIL Cyber Attacks

On Friday, September 23rd, a federal district court in the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced Ardit Ferizi, a citizen of Kosovo and resident of Malaysia, to 20 years in prison for providing material support to ISIL and accessing a protected computer without authorization and obtaining information in order to provide material support to ISIL.

Interrogation: Criminal: Miranda

The Rahami Interrogation: An Update

Rahami has been in custody (and in the hospital in Newark) for about two days at this point. The public record reveals very little about the interrogation process thusfar. What we do know is that federal charges are now pending both in Manhattan and in New Jersey, and that it appears that he will first face those New York charges. At some point when his medical situation permits, that is, he'll be moved to New York and the prosecution will begin to unfold.

Interrogation: Criminal: Miranda

Interrogating Ahmad Khan Rahami

Police in New Jersey have located and arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami, the prime suspect in the Chelsea and New Jersey bombings. Rahami fired on the officers who found him, striking two of them and then being shot himself (in the shoulder, possibly). He is now in custody and receiving medical care at a hospital in Newark. And now officials face an important—and potentially quite controversial—set of decisions regarding how to go about interrogating Rahami.

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