Alleged Palestinian PFLP member naturalized in US

December 21, 2006 03:23

A Palestinian man whose nearly 20-year battle for citizenship was complicated by allegations of terrorist ties became a US citizen. Aiad Barakat, 45, who was naturalized on Wednesday, was detained in 1987, along with six other Palestinians and a Kenyan in a case that became known as the "LA Eight." The government claimed but never charged them with raising money for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

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