A former US Navy sailor pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he supported terrorism by disclosing secret information about the location of Navy ships and the best ways to attack them.
Hassan Abujihaad was arraigned in US District Court in Connecticut, and is accused of providing classified documents to a suspected terrorism financier. He has been charged with providing material support to terrorists with intent to kill US citizens and disclosing classified information relating to the national defense.
He is charged in the same case as Babar Ahmad, a British computer specialist arrested in 2004 and accused of running Web sites to raise money for terrorism. Ahmad is to be extradited to the US.
Abujihaad, 31, has been held without bail since his arrest last month in Phoenix, where he was working as a package delivery person.