MOHAMED IBRAHIM AHMED
* Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed, aka Talha, was born in 1975 in Eritrea. He emigrated to Sweden and became a Swedish citizen. Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed leaved in Sweden. In 04/2009 he traveled to Somalia to receive holy war training at a paramilitary camp belonging to al-Shabab. When Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed was arrested in Nigeria in 11/2009 he possessed documents reflecting bomb-making instructions.
Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed was handed over from Nigeria to USA on 03/06/2010.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan unsealed an indictment on Monday 03/08/2010, accusing Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, al-Shabab. Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed is also charged with providing that support, conspiring to receive training from a foreign terrorist organization, and receiving the training.
The indictment charges that in 2009 he bought a Kalashnikov rifle and two grenades and provided about 3,000 euros (about $4,470) to al-Shabab. In addition, the indictment states, he received training at Shabab paramilitary camps in Somalia that included lessons in making bombs, and was found to possess bomb-making instructions in Nigeria in 11/2009.
Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed’s trial began in New York on Thursday 12/10/2011. Lawyers for Mr. Ahmed have asked a judge to suppress statements that the United States government has said he made after waiving his Miranda rights and being interrogated by the F.B.I. in Nigeria, on 01/03/2010. They claim that any such waiver was not voluntary and thus any statements he made are inadmissible.
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