OSAMA BIN LADEN
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Federal judge sentences Bin-Laden son-in-law to life in prison
September 24, 2014
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Suleiman Abu Ghaith, son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, to life in US prison for terrorism-related charges. Ghaith, the highest ranking al Qaeda figure to face trial in a US court since the September 11 terrorist attacks, was found guilty in March of conspiring to pr....... [more]

Federal appeals court overturns two convictions of former al Qaeda media director
July 14, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday overturned two out of three convictions of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul, the media secretary of Osama Bin Laden. The court vacated Bahlul's convictions for providing material support for terrorism and solicitation of other....... [more]

Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who helped US find Bin Laden quits
May 11, 2014
The lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the US find Osama bin Laden said on Sunday that he would no longer represent him after receiving threats from militants. Lawyer Samiullah Khan Afridi told the Associated Press (AP) that he made the decision after he received a "final" warning from milit....... [more]

US security panel recommends transfer of Yemeni prisoner from Guantanamo
April 25, 2014
The Periodic Review Secretariat, a national security panel under the authority of the US Department of Defense (DoD), on Thursday recommended the release of a Yemeni prisoner currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The prisoner, Ali Ahmad Mohamed al-Razihi, was suspected of acting as a bodyguard for Os....... [more]

Bin Laden's son-in-law found guilty of conspiring to kill Americans
March 26, 2014
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was found guilty on Wednesday of both conspiring to kill Americans and providing terrorists with material support, following a jury trial in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Abu Ghaith, who was convicted for his ro....... [more]

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed defends bin Laden's son-in-law
March 17, 2014
The admitted mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, on Sunday gave a statement in defense of Sulaiman abu Ghaith, claiming that Osama bin Laden's son-in-law had no involvement in al Qaeda's military activities. Mohammed stated that abu Ghaith did not provide support to....... [more]

Jury selection begins in trial of bin Laden son-in-law
March 3, 2014
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama Bin-Laden, went on trial Monday in New York for his role in the 9/11 attacks. Judge Lewis Kaplan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York instructed Abu Ghaith to face prospective jurors, in order to determine whether any of the pro....... [more]

Federal judge rejects Bin-Laden son-in-law mistaken identity claim
March 1, 2014
Judge Lewis Kaplan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday rejected a request by Suleiman Abu Ghaith, son-in-law of Osama bin-Laden, to delay his trial on the grounds that the government had confused him with a similarly-named detainee at Guantanamo Bay. Kaplan den....... [more]

Lawyers may question Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, judge says
February 20, 2014
A US District Judge on Wednesday said that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is being held at a detention facility at Guantanamo Bay can answer written questions from the lawyers preparing to defend Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, at his New York City terrorism trial in March. Judge L....... [more]

Introduction
July 20, 2013
On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, leaving approximately 3,000 dead in the immediate aftermath. The attacks were carried out by 19 hijackers who took control of four commercial airline....... [more]

The Legacy of 9/11
July 20, 2013
On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, leaving approximately 3,000 dead in the immediate aftermath. The attacks were carried out by 19 hijackers who took control of four commercial airline....... [more]




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