NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Four men accused of plotting to send U.S. residents overseas to fight for the Islamic State group appeared in court together for the first time Wednesday to face federal terrorism charges.
Dilkhayot Kasimov, Abror Habibov, Akhror Saidakhmetov and Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev — all immigrants from the former Soviet republics of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan — entered not-guilty pleas through their attorneys to a revised indictment filed this week that added Kasimov as a defendant. The three others were first charged last month.
None of the men spoke as they stood together in court other than to answer yes when a judge asked if they understood the charges. Habibov smiled and waved to a supporter in the gallery as he was led out of court.