Fai’s detention hearing postponed until Tuesday


The detention hearing of Kashmiri Ghulam Nabi Fai, arrested by the FBI for illegally lobbying for Pakistan in the US, was postponed for next Tuesday as his attorney had scheduling conflicts.
In the proceedings that lasted for five minutes only, the court was told that Fai’s main attorney Nina Ginsberg could not appear because of scheduling conflict.
Fai was represented by Ginsberg’s deputy Michael Lieberman, while the government was represented by attorney Gordon Kromberg.
As he entered the courtroom, Fai waved to his family and friends present in the court. His wife, who is of Chinese origin, was also present.
The court in Alexandria then put off the detention hearing until next Tuesday.
The government attorney said the case was a bit complicated. Fai’s wife refused to give media interviews but told reporters informally that she had not been allowed to meet her husband since his arrest on Tuesday.