OSAMA BIN LADEN
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Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who helped US find bin Laden killed
March 18, 2015
The former lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the US find Osama bin Laden was shot dead on Tuesday after facing death threats for the representation of his ex-client. Lawyer Samiullah Kahn Afridi was shot while returning to his Peshawar home. Two Pakistan militant groups, Taliban faction Teh....... [more]

Bin Laden aide found guilty of US embassy bombings
February 27, 2015
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty on Thursday of plotting the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, Saudi national Khalid Al-Fawwaz was convicted on four counts of conspiracy by the US Distr....... [more]

Embassy Bomber Faces Justice; What Do These Cases Say About Terrorism Prosecution?
February 20, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon discusses recent terrorism trials...On August 7, 1998, al Qaeda terrorists simultaneously attacked the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania with massive truck bombs, killing a combined 224 people and injuring thousands....... [more]

Development of IS
November 21, 2014
The Middle Eastern-based Islamic State (IS) goes by many names, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), but these are only recent denominations for an organization whose origins predate al-Qaeda's presence in Iraq. The forerunner of IS....... [more]

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]




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