May 20, 2014 1:20 pm

Conviction is upheld in NYC subway bombing plot

FILE - In this April 18, 2012 courtroom file sketch, terror trial suspect Adis Medunjanin sits in federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of an American citizen sentenced to life for his role in a foiled 2009 plot to bomb New York City’s subway system in a suicide attack.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued its ruling Tuesday.

It says that Adis Medunjanin was properly convicted of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and other terrorism charges.

Authorities say Medunjanin, who’s originally from Bosnia, had hatched the al-Qaida-sanctioned scheme with two former high school classmates.

The appeals court rejects Medunjanin’s claims that some of his statements to authorities were obtained without proper authorization. The 2nd Circuit says he was apprised of his rights repeatedly.

A message left with Medunjanin’s lawyer was not immediately returned.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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