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Results from Maaz’s Trial May 25, 2007

Posted by faketerror in Syed Maaz Shah.
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Unfortunately the jury of 12 didn’t accept the entrapment defense on the forth day of the trial. Although the defense attorney did a good job on his part, he was outnumbered and overpowered against the government. The entrapment clause in the law was very vague and technical. The match seemed like a monster against an infant. The prosecutors had 4 persons most of the time at their desk while Maaz only had his attorney to do everything. And consider that the government has all the resources at its disposal (case probably cost them in the millions) while Maaz’s family had to dish out $75,000 from their own for the defense!

Everyone was shocked upon hearing the verdict and it affected Maaz’s mother the most. She had come from New York City to attend the trial. Maaz’s father is currently working in Nigeria. You can just imagine their feelings. When they found out about Maaz going to such camps they barred him from going their again but it was too late. They didn’t want to send Maaz away but because of a full scholarship they gave in. Now his family also has to suffer because of his actions. May Allah make this tough time easy for them all. Ameen.

 9/14/07 Update: Shah given 6 1/2 years in prison

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