According to the indictment obtained by CBS News, the men, Wesam El-Hanafi, 33, and Sabirhan Hasanoff, 34, are charged with one count of. United States v. El-Hanafi (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 14, ) (superseding indictment). New charges today in the prosecution of Wesam El-Hanafi and. The indictment accused Wesam El-Hanafi of traveling in February to Yemen to meet with members of Al-Qaeda. Plaintiffs allege, in ΒΆ 33 of their verified.

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Details from the press release follow below, and the superseding indictment is attached:. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The original indictment, which was unsealed on April 30,charged El-Hanafi and Hasanoff with conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaeda.

The superseding indictment contains three additional charges, including providing material support to al-Qaeda and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act in connection with their alleged support of al Qaeda.


According to the superseding indictment filed in Manhattan federal court, in FebruaryEl-Hanafi traveled to Yemen, where he met with two members of al-Qaeda.

Two NY Men Arrested For Trying to Help Al Qaeda

While in Yemen, El-Hanafi swore an oath of allegiance to al-Qaeda, received instructions from al-Qaeda on operational security measures and received assignments to perform for al-Qaeda. During about the same time period, El-Hanafi purchased a subscription for a software program that enabled him to communicate fl-hanafi with others over the internet.

Indictmemt at that time, Hasanoff instructed CC-1 not to use his U. The following year, in AprilEl-Hanafi purchased seven Casio digital watches over the internet on behalf of al-Qaeda and had them delivered to his residence in Brooklyn. El-Hanafi, 33, is a U.

Hasanoff, 34, is a dual citizen of the United States and Australia, who also resided in Brooklyn. The case is assigned to U.

District Judge Kimba M. Wood and the defendants are scheduled to be arraigned on the superseding indictment on Sept.


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