New charges brought against Brooklyn men in terror case

NEW YORK - (AP) - New terrorism charges have been brought in NewYork City against two U.S. citizens accused of trying to aidal-Qaida.

New charges including providing material support to al-Qaida andviolating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act are in asuperseding indictment announced yesterday.

The fresh charges were brought against Wesam El-Hanafiof Brooklyn, and Sabirhan Hasanoff. Hasanoff is also a citizen ofAustralia.

The two Brooklyn men are accused of aiding al-Qaida with moneyand computer assistance.

Both men have pleaded not guilty. El-Hanafi's lawyers saythere's nothing new in the indictment and that their client standsby his plea.

If convicted they could get up to 70 years in prison.

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