Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Madhi Hashi sentencing on terrorism charges, Brooklyn Federal Court May 12, 2015

I sketched the sentencing of Madhi Hashi in Brooklyn Federal Court yesterday, May 12th for Reuters. 
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A former British and two Swedish citizens about to face trial on U.S. terrorism charges pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic militant group al Shabaab in Somalia.
Madhi Hashi, 25, whose U.K. citizenship was revoked in 2012, and Swedish citizens Ali Yasin Ahmed, 30, and Mohamed Yusuf, 32, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, to a single conspiracy count. The guilty pleas came just three hours before potential jurors were to receive questionnaires in preparation for a June 1 trial.:

Varoom Magazine - politics issue covers 'Sketching Guantanamo' in American Histories

American Histories
Ann Field examines different uses of drawing by punk icon Raymond Pettibon and Guantanamo court artist Janet Hamlin, whose contrasting styles and commentaries illuminate 21st Century American politics.

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