Love | Peace Five young male Muslims who disappeared from Virginia in Nov 2009 are in jail in Pakistan.
Their families reported them missing after finding a farewell video message, which is said to have shown scenes of war and calls for Muslims to be defended. BBC News
The accused now deny any links to al-Qaeda and insist they wanted to go to Afghanistan for charity work. An American consular attended their hearing in court in Islamabad. The Pakistani government has denied their rights to deportation. If convicted, their sentence is life imprisonment.