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“A Somali man suspected of assisting al Qaeda was held abroad on a U.S. Navy ship for questioning for over two months without being advised of any legal rights, an [Obama] administration official said. The man, identified as Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, was brought to New York City on July 4 [2011] to face charges in a U.S. criminal court. He appeared in a New York court on Tuesday morning [July 5, 2011] and pleaded not guilty to providing material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Somali group Al Shabaab, prosecutors in Manhattan said on Tuesday. Warsame was arrested in April by the U.S. military in the Gulf, he was questioned about anti-terrorism ‘for intelligence purposes for more than two months’ before being read his Miranda rights, the prosecutors said in a statement. …Warsame, said to be in his mid-20s, was indicted on nine charges, including providing material support from at least 2007 to April 2011 to Somali militants al Shabaab and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), two groups designated by Washington as terrorist organizations.”

 – Grant McCool, Basil Katz, and Jeremy Pelofsky, “Somali Man Held Two Months Faces Charges,” Reuters, July 6, 2011

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