[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website] on Tuesday upheld the convictions of five men [opinion, PDF] for conspiracy to provide support to terrorist group al Qaeda [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in planning attacks in the US. Two of the men were also convicted of plotting to destroy the Sears tower in Chicago and FBI offices around the US. The court rejected the six arguments made by the convicted ringleader Narseal Batiste [BBC report] and the other…

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