[JURIST] The Israeli Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday upheld the detention of Samer al-Baraq without trial. Al-Baraq, a Palestinian citizen suspected of being an al Qaeda [JURIST news archive] biological weapons expert, has been detained for over three years. Al-Baraq obtained military training in Afghanistan and was recruited by al Qaeda's alleged current leader, Ayman al-Zawahri [BBC profile]. Prosecutors allege that al-Baraq was planning attacks against Israelis and emphasized the threat to Israel that he represented if freed. The...

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