Article: Terror Case a 'Template' for Federal Court Prosecution

The decisions made in 2011 by Obama administration officials in connection with interrogating a Somali national terror suspect aboard a Navy ship overseas, and then prosecuting him in federal court, come under the microscope in a lengthy Washington Post article.

Handling of the case of Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame (see Gavel Grab), coming at a time of debate about federal courts vs. military commissions as the best venue for prosecuting terror suspects,has become something of a template for other terrorism suspects captured overseas,” the Post reported.

Warsame provided information to his interrogators about Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who became an important target for the United States. Only a few weeks after Warsame was brought to the United States from the Navy ship, an armed drone kill al-Awlaki in Yemen.

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