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Judge issues stop order

Published:Monday | May 5, 2008 | 5:45 PM

A New York judge has put a stop order on the release of information to the media in the case against a Guyanese-born man accused along with three others, of plotting to blow up the John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Judge Dora Irizarry said none of the information in the defence of Russell Defreitas, including all transcripts, notes and other documents determined to be evidence by the prosecution, should be shared with the media.

She said anyone who breaches that order would be in contempt of court.

Defreitas, who has been held in a Brooklyn jail since June last year, is accused of being the mastermind behind the plan to blow up JFK International Airport\'s major jet-fuel supply tanks and pipeline.

His co-accused, former Guyanese parliamentarian, Abdul Kadir, Abdel Nur and Trinidadian, Kareem Ibrahim, are in jail in Trinidad and Tobago fighting extradition to the US.