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Hawaii-based Marine To Be Arraigned For Firearms Allegations

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In this July 7, 2017 photo provided by Trevor Reilly shows Trevor Reilly, left, posing with Marine Pfc. Ali Al-kazahg while hiking in the Eagles Nest Wilderness of the Dillon Ranger District in Colorado. Al-kazahg faces a military hearing.

A Marine stationed in Hawaii is scheduled to be arraigned for allegations he tried to bring weapons onto an Air Force base in Nebraska.

Pfc. Ali Al-kazahg’s arraignment Wednesday at Marine Corps Base Hawaii is the first step in his general court-martial. He waived a preliminary hearing in August and a military officer recommended that there should be court-martial for charges, including carrying a concealed weapon, possessing modified firearms, making threats and fraudulent enlistment.

His sister says the Michigan-born, Nebraska-raised son of Iraqi refugees is the target of racism. She says military authorities overreacted when he went to the base to work-out while his personal weapons were in his truck.

Nedhal Al-kazahy says they’re not allowed to discuss his case when she calls her brother, who is confined in Hawaii.

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