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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.

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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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