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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.
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May 17, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Hani Abdel Rahim Hussein Sayegh, being held in Ottawa as a suspect in last summer's bombing attack that killed 19 American service personnel in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, has expressed interest in cooperating with U.S. authorities because he fears torture and execution await him in Saudi Arabia, sources said. Sayegh, identified in Canadian court documents as the driver of a car that gave a go-ahead signal for the bombing, is being held pending a decision on the country to which he will be deported.
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May 17, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Hani Abdel Rahim Hussein Sayegh, being held in Ottawa as a suspect in last summer's bombing attack that killed 19 American service personnel in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, has expressed interest in cooperating with U.S. authorities because he fears torture and execution await him in Saudi Arabia, sources said. Sayegh, identified in Canadian court documents as the driver of a car that gave a go-ahead signal for the bombing, is being held pending a decision on the country to which he will be deported.
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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.
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June 19, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A Saudi dissident linked to the truck bombing that killed 19 U.S. service personnel in Saudi Arabia last June was charged with an earlier, unsuccessful plot to kill Americans in the desert kingdom on behalf of a terrorist organization. The one-count federal grand jury indictment is part of a deal in which Hani Abdel Rahim Hussein Sayegh has agreed to tell what he knows about last year's Khobar Towers bombing that killed the Americans.
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July 11, 1997 | Associated Press
A court hearing for a suspect in a bombing that killed 19 U.S. service personnel in Saudi Arabia was postponed Thursday to allow the defense time to gather information about the case. Hani Abdel Rahim Hussein Sayegh has maintained his innocence in that act of terrorism. But he has been indicted on charges relating to an earlier, unsuccessful plot against Americans. The Saudi had agreed to plead guilty in connection with the earlier plot and tell U.S.
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July 8, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A suspect in an attack on an American military complex in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 servicemen last year says he was in Iran during the bombing, the New York Times reported. Hani Abdel Rahim Hussein Sayegh, accused of serving as a driver and lookout in the attack, said an airline manifest and passport show he went to Iran shortly before the June 25, 1996, blast at al-Khobar Towers and flew from there to Kuwait a short time later.
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June 27, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A Saudi suspect in a bombing that killed 19 U.S. service personnel a year ago in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, is reconsidering a plea bargain under which he was to have told U.S. officials all he knows about the attack, a lawyer said. Proceedings were postponed until July 10 at the request of lawyers for the suspect, Hani Abdel Rahim Hussein Sayegh, who was deported to the U.S. from Canada on June 17.
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March 23, 1997 | From the Washington Post
Canadian immigration officials have detained two Saudi Arabians in connection with the bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, last summer that killed 19 U.S. airmen and injured hundreds of others, and one has emerged as a focus of FBI attention, U.S. and Canadian officials said Saturday. Hani Abdel Rahim Sayegh was detained in Ottawa on Tuesday as "a security risk to Canada," said Benoit Chiquette, spokesman for Canada's immigration minister.
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April 13, 1997 | Washington Post
U.S. and Saudi intelligence authorities have linked a senior Iranian government official to a group of Shiite Muslims suspected of bombing an American military compound in Saudi Arabia last year, according to U.S. and Arab officials. Intelligence information indicates that Brig. Ahmad Sherifi, a senior Iranian intelligence officer and a top official in Iran's Revolutionary Guard, met about two years before the bombing with a Saudi Shiite arrested last month in Canada, the officials said.
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May 30, 1997 | From Reuters
A suspect wanted in the truck bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen last year has dismissed his lawyer and said he does not want to cooperate with U.S. authorities, the attorney said Thursday. "He said, 'No deal, no cooperation,' and that was it," lawyer Doug Baum said. "If he gets rid of me, then there's no way for this deal to go ahead. He's burned his bridges."
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January 23, 1998 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States ordered the deportation Thursday of Hani Abdel Rahim Hussein Sayegh, the dissident linked by Saudi and American officials to the 1996 bombing that killed 19 U.S. Air Force personnel stationed in Saudi Arabia. The decision may mark the formal collapse of a high-drama case that once appeared to offer Washington its only promising independent lead in solving the attack and in determining whether any foreign powers were involved.
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