Azzam the American indicted for treason

U.S. brings first treason case in over 50 years

A California-born convert to Islam who has appeared in al-Qaida videos became on Wednesday the first American charged with treason since the World War Two era, a U.S. Justice Department official said.

Adam Gadahn, 28, who is believed to be overseas and is not in U.S. custody, was accused of treason, which carries a maximum punishment of death, and providing material support for a terrorist group, the official said.


  1. IIRC, the DP for Treason is only available in times of a formal Congressionally declared State of War. The ‘support’ given to the President by Congress to fight terrorism doesn’t seem to have been so crisply worded; that is as compared with past actual War Declarations.