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Published: Tuesday, 2/28/2006

Third Toledo-area terrorist suspect appears in federal court in Cleveland

BLADE STAFF

A federal judge in Cleveland has ordered that a Toledo-area terrorist suspect, Mohammad Zaki Amawi, 26, should be held in custody without bond pending a future trial.

Magistrate Judge Kenneth S. McHargh issued the ruling this morning in U.S. District Court in Cleveland where Mr. Amawi appeared for a detention hearing.

Mr. Amawi, a Jordanian citizen who was living in Toledo at 4 Chelmsley Ct., was arrested in Jordan and flown to Cleveland, where he pleaded not guilty last week to charges of conspiring to kill or injure people in the Middle East and with providing support and resources to do so. He s also faces two counts of making verbal threats to kill the President.

Two other men, Marwan Othman El-Hindi, 43, and Wassim I. Mazloum, 24, face the conspiracy and support charges.

Officials have not said whether the cases will be tried in Cleveland or Toledo.

Read more in later editions of The Blade and toledoblade.com.



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