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Man Sought in Saudi Blast to Be Deported

May 15, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

The government issued a conditional order for the deportation of a Saudi dissident wanted for questioning by the United States in a bombing that killed 19 U.S. airmen in Saudi Arabia in June. An immigration official said Hani Abdel Rahim Sayegh will be deported once the government decides where to send him. The leading choices are Saudi Arabia and the United States. A federal judge ruled May 5 that there is conclusive evidence that Sayegh is a terrorist and should be deported. Canadian authorities have accused him of driving the truck that exploded June 25 at a complex housing U.S. military personnel in Dhahran and of belonging to the Saudi Hezbollah, a terrorist group.

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