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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 2:16pm

Judge Rejects New Terror Trial

Updated: 5 years ago.
Eshanul Islam Sadequeelost his bid for a new trial after being convicted of aiding terrorists. (photo courtesy Joe Gratz)

A convicted terrorist who plotted to support “violent jihad” has lost his bid for a new trial.

Eshanul Islam Sadequee was convicted in August of sending homemade videos of U.S. landmarks to terrorists overseas.

Raised in Georgia after his family emigrated from Bangladesh, the 23-year-old dismissed his court-appointed lawyer during jury selection and defended himself during the trial in Atlanta.

And at his sentencing hearing in October, he asked U.S. District Judge William Duffey for a new trial.

This week, Duffey rejected that bid.

The ruling paves the way for a December 14th sentencing date for Sadequee and co-defendant Syed Haris Ahmed.

Ahmed, already convicted of aiding terrorists, faces 15 years in prison.

Sadequee faces up to 60 years behind bars.

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