US court convicts Pakistani student


Express May 28, 2010

HOUSTON: A Pakistani student living in Texas has been convicted of conspiring to help the Taliban and fight US troops.

A US federal jury has found 33-year-old Adnan Babar Mirza guilty of two conspiracy counts and seven firearms violations after a three-day trial in Houston.


Mirza faces up to five years in prison on each conspiracy count and 10 years on the weapons counts when he is sentenced on September 10.


He was one of four men arrested in 2006 for alleged participation in paramilitary training exercises at camp-sites around the Houston area.


Mirza's attorney, David Adler, told jurors that his client went on camping trips but did not take part in paramilitary training exercises.


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