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Attorneys for Lackawanna Six File Papers in Bail Appeal

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Attorneys for five Lackawanna, New York men accused of supporting terrorism say a judge was wrong in denying them bail.

In the latest documents filed in U.S. District Court in Buffalo, the attorneys for the five terror suspects argue there is no proof they represent a danger to the community.

U.S. Magistrate Kenneth Schroeder ruled in October the five should remain jailed as they await trial. A sixth suspect was granted bail but has yet to post the $600,000 bond.

One attorney says the judge based his decision "entirely on fear." But government prosecutors say it was proper and that they'll defend it on appeal.

A two-count indictment charges the so-called Lackawanna Six with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. They're accused of attending an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan in the summer of 2001.