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Tahawwur Rana denied new trial

Thursday, June 07, 2012
In this courtroom sketch, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, charged with plotting a terrorist attack on a Danish newspaper, appears before federal Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Chicago. Nolan, saying she wanted to study the evidence, postponed a decision on whether to set bond for Rana at least a week. (AP Photo/Verna Sadock)

In this courtroom sketch, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, charged with plotting a terrorist attack on a Danish newspaper, appears before federal Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Chicago. Nolan, saying she wanted to study the evidence, postponed a decision on whether to set bond for Rana at least a week. (AP Photo/Verna Sadock)

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Defendant Tahawwur Hussain Rana was denied his motions for new trial and for judgment of acquittal by District Judge Harry Leinenweber Thursday.

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Rana was convicted of knowingly conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist conspiracy to maim and murder people in Denmark and of providing material support to the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Tayyiba. The jury found that no one died as a result of his actions.

Rana was acquitted of conspiring to provide material support to the conspiracies to bomb public places in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, where 168 people were killed.

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