February 27, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
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 ...[read more]
February 6, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Adel Abdel Bary, a member of al Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday by US District Judge Lewis Kaplan. The Egyptian national pleaded guilty last September to threatening to kill, injure, intimidate, and damage and destroy property by means of an ...[read more]
January 3, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
Alleged al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi, accused of involvement in the bombings of US embassies in Africa, died in a US hospital Friday. Al Libi was captured by US military special forces in Libya in 2013 and brought to the US to stand trial. The Department of Justice confirmed his death ...[read more]
October 15, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Suspected terrorist Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai appeared in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday to plead not guilty to charges that he helped plan and conduct surveillance for the bombings of US embassies in Africa in 1998. Since his arrest earlier this month, ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday resentenced Wadih El-Hage to life in prison for his role in the 1998 bombing of two US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. El-Hage was permitted to speak before the sentencing, where he complained that the jury was ...[read more]
November 17, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 17, 2010, a jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York convicted Ahmed Khalan Ghailani of one count of conspiracy to damage or destroy US property in connection with the 2008 US embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. Ghailani was the first ex-Guantanamo ...[read more]
June 13, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 13, 2007, Indonesian police confirmed the arrest of leading terrorist suspect Abu Dujana along with seven other suspects which composed the main body of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). Dujana was accused of being a key leader of JI as well as a skilled bomb-maker and the liaison ...[read more]
June 12, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Al Qaeda operative Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was killed last week by security forces at a checkpoint in Somalia. Mohammed was on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists Lists for his involvement in the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. The FBI confirmed his identity through a fingerprint ...[read more]
January 25, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday sentenced former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani to life imprisonment for his role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, which killed 224 people. Ghailani could have received a ...[read more]
November 18, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that while pundits on either side of the political spectrum may criticize the trial of or verdict against Ahmed Ghailani, the case shows that US civilian courts can provide justice even in cases of terrorism... ...[read more]

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