Convicted terrorist wins lawsuit over mail rules

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER, Colo.- A federal judge has ruled a man serving a life sentence for terrorism was wrongly prohibited from communicating with a list of 32 friends and relatives.

The Denver Post reports the judge ruled Tuesday in favor of Khalfan Khamis Mohammed, who filed suit against the FBI over the restrictions.

Mohammed is in the Supermax federal prison in southern Colorado. He was convicted in the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, which killed 11 people and injured 85.

During testimony last month, an FBI attorney told the judge the mail and telephone restrictions on Mohammed were intended to stop future acts of terrorism.

An FBI agent testified that Mohammed had told investigators that if he were released, he would try to kill Americans in terrorist attacks.

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