- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A terrorism suspect who’s acting as his own lawyer at a New York City trial also plans to testify in his own defense.

A court-appointed attorney assisting Abid Naseer told a judge on Friday he’ll do the direct examination of Naseer next week in federal court in Brooklyn.

Prosecutors say the Pakistani defendant was among several al-Qaida recruits dispatched to New York, Great Britain and Denmark to carry out attacks. Naseer has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of plotting in 2009 to bomb a shopping mall in Manchester, England.

The judge confirms prosecutors can use as evidence documents recovered during the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. It’s unclear when the jury will see the material.

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