Court orders Uzbek terror suspect detained until trial

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 18:23:32-04

DENVER (AP) — An appellate court has reversed a judge’s decision to release a man detained for 5½ years for allegedly providing material support to an Uzbek terror organization.

The Denver Post reported Tuesday that the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Jamshid Muhtorov to remain in custody until his trial, which is expected to begin early next year.

Muhtorov argued his right to a speedy trial has been violated, and on June 23, U.S. District Judge John Kane ordered his release.

Muhtorov is accused of supporting the Islamic Jihad Union and communicating with its website administrator. He denied the allegations after his January 2012 arrest, saying he was going to visit family in Uzbekistan.

The appellate court argued that Muhtorov could still pose a danger.