July 11, 2001 |
Again stating that execution might turn a terrorist into a martyr, a federal court jury Tuesday spared the life of a second man convicted in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa that killed 224 people. At the start of their third day of penalty-phase deliberations, the jurors announced that they could not reach agreement on whether Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, a 27-year-old native of Tanzania, should be executed.
December 20, 1998 |
A suspected top aide to Osama bin Laden, the Saudi millionaire accused of organizing the deadly bombings at U.S. embassies in Africa this summer, will soon be extradited to the United States from Germany, a government spokesman said Saturday. A report by the Hamburg-based weekly Welt am Sonntag said Mamduh Mahmud Salim, who is jailed in Munich, would be extradited Monday.
February 7, 2001 |
A once-trusted aide of Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden provided a jury on Tuesday the most direct and intimate portrait publicly available of the Saudi militant's terror network designed to drive Americans from the Middle East. The former aide said Bin Laden was enraged when U.S. forces led the Persian Gulf War against Iraq in 1991 and when it later sent troops into Somalia in 1993.
February 22, 2001 |
A second defector from Islamic militant Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization testified Wednesday that the group identified potential targets in Nairobi, Kenya, as early as four years before a massive bomb exploded at the American embassy in that African city. L'Houssaine Kherchtou, 36, pointed out in the courtroom two of the four defendants charged with bombing U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people in 1998. Kherchtou said that Wadih El-Hage, a naturalized U.S.
May 11, 2001 |
A federal jury began deliberating on whether four followers of Saudi exile Osama bin Laden are guilty of participating in a terrorist conspiracy that culminated in the August 1998 bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa. Judge Leonard Sand wrapped up the three-month trial after reading 140 pages of instructions to the jury.
June 5, 2001 |
Lawyers for a terrorist convicted in the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed 213 people made American policy toward Iraq the centerpiece of their defense Monday to try to save him from a death sentence. Former Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark testified that devastation caused by the Gulf War, followed by a decade of U.S.-supported United Nations sanctions, have caused "a catastrophe of enormous magnitude."