Terrorist suspects ask to represent themselves

ATLANTA (AP) - Two men accused of aiding terrorists have told a
federal judge they may want to represent themselves in their
upcoming trials.

Court records show former Georiga Tech student Syed Haris Ahmed
and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee of Roswell made their intentions known
Monday to U.S. District Court Judge Bill Duffey.

The two are being held without bond on charges they conspired to
provide material support to terrorists. They are to be tried
separately, with Ahmed's trial scheduled to begin June 1.

Both have pleaded not guilty.

Ahmed's lawyer, Jack Martin, says the judge gave Ahmed 30 days
to decide.

One of Sadequee's lawyers, Don Samuel, says his client wants to
keep his two court-appointed lawyers but expressed a desire to
question witnesses.

Both U.S. citizens, the men are accused of discussing terror
targets with Islamic extremists and undergoing training to carry
out a "violent jihad" against civilian and government targets.


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