Judge orders anonymous jury for NY bomb plot trial

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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 10:46 AM
Judge orders anonymous jury for NY bomb plot trial

A federal judge has ordered an anonymous jury for the upcoming trial of a New York City man accused of plotting to attack the city's subway system with homemade bombs.

The judge made the ruling Wednesday. Prospective jurors will be assigned a number, and their names will be kept secret from lawyers and the judge.

The Daily News ( http://nydn.us/x45rFX) says prosecutors requested the extra security, citing the "extraordinarily compelling facts" surrounding the case.

Adis Medunjanin (ah-DEES' may-DOON'-yah-neen) is accused of plotting with two accomplices to bomb subway lines near the eighth anniversary of 9/11. He's also accused of trying to recruit a fourth person to travel to Pakistan "to wage violent jihad."

Authorities have called it one of the most serious terrorism threats since 9/11.

Medunjanin has pleaded not guilty.


Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com