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Government case against 3 entrapped Somali youth continues to falter

By Mick Kelly |
May 26, 2016
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Family members of the three defendants demand justice for their sons
Family members of the three defendants demand justice for their sons (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Minneapolis, MN – The prosecution in the case of the three Somali youth entrapped by the FBI was handed another setback, May 25, by one of the government’s own witnesses, Abdirizak Warsame. The young Somali-American men on trial, Guled Omar, Abdirahman Daud and Mohamad Farah, are facing life in prison on the charges of conspiracy to commit murder abroad and material support of terrorism.

Warsame admitted that he was lying when he claimed that he had the ability to build rockets that could shoot down planes at 2000 feet, acknowledging his knowledge of the topic came from model rocket kits he used in middle school.

Warsame contradicted the testimony of other government witnesses, who contended that paintball games that some Somali youth played were some sort of “training.”

In cross examination, it came out that Warsame was trying to avoid jail time by going along with government efforts to prosecute his former friends.

The Coalition to Defend the Muslim Community has called for rally, Thursday, May 26, outside the federal courthouse, 300 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, at 5 p.m., to support the young men and their families in their fight for justice.