Since 9/11, at least 35,000 convicted under anti-terror laws

Sunday, September 4, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 7:42 p.m. CDT, Sunday, September 4, 2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: After the 9/11 attacks, the world launched a war on terror. Here, in the first tally of anti-terror prosecutions ever done, The Associated Press examines how many people have been put behind bars under anti-terror laws, and who they are. AP reporters in more than 100 countries filed requests under freedom of information laws, conducted interviews and gathered data for this story.

At least 35,000 people worldwide have been convicted as terrorists in the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. But although some bombed hotels or blew up buses, others were put behind bars for waving a political sign or blogging about a protest.