Chicago: For the Pakistani-American Raja Lahrasib Khan who has been charged with sending money to top al-Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri, better facilities are being demanded by his lawyers to prepare his defence.

Khan's attorney Thomas Durkin said, 56-year-old Chicago cab driver Khan is constricted by lack of computer access to prepare for his trial.

Durkin said that Khan is being deprived of his Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights. He also asked for Khan's release under strict conditions of home confinement and electronic monitoring to allow him to prepare for his trial.

Talking about his client’s health problem Durkin said, “His diet is becoming a problem because he is diabetic and needs a special diet to monitor his health.”

Khan was arrested on March 26 last year and was accused of sending dollars to Ilyas Kashmiri so that he could purchase explosives.

He is also accused of planning to bomb a US stadium last August. Khan's son was also detained by FBI agents as he tried to send money to Al-Qaeda through his son given to him by an undercover agent.

Khan has been charged with two counts of providing material support to terrorism, with each count carrying a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and

(Agencies)