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Secret Surveillance Issue Raised In Miami Terror Case

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Information gathered from secret U.S. surveillance programs on two brothers accused of plotting to detonate bombs in New York City will be the focus of a federal hearing in Miami on Monday.

Lawyers for Pakistani-born Raees and Sheheryar Alam Qazi insist they should be allowed to see any such evidence. Prosecutors say the brothers only have that right if the evidence will be used against them at trial, which in this case it will not.

The Qazi brothers have pleaded not guilty to several terror-related charges. Authorities say they plotted to blow up New York landmarks to avenge deaths overseas from U.S. drones.

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