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Relative of bin Laden’s Bodyguard Out on Bail, Home Monitored

By Sandy Sand     Mar 1, 2009 in Crime
Ahmadullah Naizi, a resident of Orange County, California, posted a half-million dollars in bail, and was released after agreeing to being fitted with a home monitoring device.
U.S. Federal Court Magistrate Arthur Nakazato made the monitoring device ruling contingent on Naizi surrendering his passport and remaining in Southern California.
Naizi, is the brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard. Last week he was charged by Federal prosecutors with lying about ties to terrorist groups on his citizenship documents.
Niazi has yet to enter a plea and will be arraigned tomorrow.
Federal prosecutors claim that Niazi, who became a U.S. citizen in 2004, sympathizes with terrorist groups; however, he is not being charged with terrorism.
Amin al-Haq is married to Niazi’s sister, Hafiza. Al-Haq is identified in court documents as a “high-ranking al-Qaida member,” and is believed to have been bin Laden’s bodyguard on or about Sept. 11, 2001.
Muslim-American advocates have said:
Niazi was charged because he refused to become a government informant after telling the FBI in 2007 about a radicalized new Muslim convert who was espousing terrorism.
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