Feds want restrictions on evidence against Iraqis

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to formally impose restrictions on what can be done with potential evidence in the case of two Iraqi nationals charged in Kentucky with trying to send weapons and money to al-Qaida operatives in their home country.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael Bennett and Bryan Calhoun, in a motion filed Friday, want U.S. District Judge Thomas Russell to order defense attorneys to share evidence only with experts and other members of the defense team. In court filings, defense attorneys for 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and 23-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi did not object to the order.

The two men, both of whom lived in Bowling Green, have pleaded not guilty to an alleged plot to send explosives, guns and missiles to Iraqi insurgents.

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