LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An Iraqi man facing terrorism charged in Kentucky is asking a judge to release him to home detention until his trial in August.
The attorney for 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi says his client is being held in solitary confinement under an assumed name in a jail with no interaction with other inmates or recreation during daylight hours.
Attorney James Earhart says the treatment violates Hammadi's rights.
A co-defendant in the case, 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan, has pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing on Oct. 2.
Hammadi faces 12 charges, including perjury and attempting to send material support to al-Qaida. U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell has postponed Hammadi's trial from July 30 to Aug. 27.