BOSTON (AP) -- A Massachusetts man convicted in 2011 of trying to help al-Qaida has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case.
The Boston Globe reports court records show Tarek Mehanna's lawyers filed the request Monday. The Supreme Court will decide whether to take his case after prosecutors respond.
A federal appeals court in Boston has upheld Mehanna's conviction and 17 1/2-year sentence.
Mehanna, of Sudbury, was convicted of four terror-related charges and three charges of lying to authorities.
Prosecutors said he traveled to Yemen seeking terrorist training and intended to fight U.S. soldiers in Iraq. When that failed, they said, he returned home and promoted violent jihad online.
Mehanna's lawyers said he didn't give any tangible support to al-Qaida, and his online activities were protected free speech.