Anti-war activists want FBI documents public

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Nov 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two anti-war activists whose homes were searched by the FBI in 2010 are asking a federal judge to end the secrecy surrounding their case.

Their attorney, Bruce Nestor, says there have been no charges since the raids three years ago, and there's a public interest in knowing why the homes were targeted.

The government says the investigation is ongoing so documents that led to the search warrants should stay sealed for now.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Rau ordered prosecutors to give him details about the investigation in private, so he can make a decision.

Twenty-three anti-war activists in Chicago, Minneapolis and Grand Rapids, Mich., had their homes searched in the raids. Warrants indicated investigators were looking for connections between the activists and radical groups in Colombia and the Middle East.

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