4th NATO protester charged with terrorism in court
CHICAGO (AP) — A NATO summit protester who allegedly bragged about hiding explosives in a "Harry Potter" novel appeared at a court hearing a month after his arrest on terrorism-related charges.
A spokesman for a lawyers' group offering legal assistance to Sebastian Senakiewicz (sehn ah KEH vich) says a Chicago judge told the 24-year-old on Wednesday that he will be arraigned next month.
National Lawyers Guild official Kris Hermes says prosecutors indicated there is now a formal indictment of Senakiewicz. But Hermes says they declined to disclose what's in it until the July 2 arraignment.
Authorities arrested Senakiewicz before last month's NATO summit in Chicago, accusing him of threating to blow up a bridge.
Three other protesters also face charges under a never-before-used Illinois anti-terrorism statue. All four remain jailed awaiting trial.