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Idaho judge delays Uzbek's terrorism trial to 2014

By Associated Press | Posted - Jul 3rd, 2013 @ 8:02am

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal judge has delayed the trial of an Uzbek national arrested in May on terrorism-related charges after prosecutors said the case was too complex to argue it in court this month.

Fazliddin Kurbanov, a refugee living in Boise who has pleaded not guilty to all charges, now faces a trail set to start July 1, 2014.

He's defending himself against allegations including that he helped teach people to build bombs to target public transportation.

The 30-year-old's case had been due to go to trial on July 2.


U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge granted the extension after U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson's office sought the continuation.

Charles Peterson, Kurbanov's lawyer in Boise, has indicated he has no objection to a delay.

The next hearing in the case is in late August.

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