Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the New York City terror attack on Oct. 31, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in federal court on Tuesday.
Saipov, a 29-year-old legal U.S. resident, was charged with federal terrorism offenses just one day after police said he rammed a rental truck down a popular Manhattan bike path, killing eight people and injuring 12 others. He allegedly pledged his allegiance to ISIS in the aftermath of the attack.
Shortly after the attack, President Trump publicly called for Saipov to be put to death.
From Trump’s calls for the death penalty to other GOP lawmakers’ demand that Saipov be held as an “unlawful enemy combatant,” will he be able to have a fair trial?
“This guy is going to have rights no matter what you call him or where you take him,” Wells Dixon, a senior attorney with the progressive Center for Constitutional Rights, told Fox News.
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