Extradited Iraqi terror suspect arraigned

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Iraqi-born Wesam al Delaema was extradited from the Netherlands over the weekend and appeared in U.S. District court in DC this morning.  He is alleged to belong to a group calling themselves “Mujahideen from Fallujah”.

Washington Post story here.

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Courtartist is me, Art Lien. I've been sketching the courts since 1976, and for most of that time the U.S. Supreme Court has been my regular beat. I've been working almost exclusively for NBC News since 1980. Courtroom sketching is a form of visual journalism or reportage drawing that is slowly dying out. Where once upon a time news organization each had their own artist covering a story, today a "pool" artist often sketches for all. It is a demanding and stressful discipline where the drawing is often done directly and under tight deadline.

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