Skip to comments.Suspected Plotter of U.S. Embassy Attacks Abu Anas Al-Libi Dies in New York
Posted on 01/03/2015 5:40:45 AM PST by Straight Vermonter
A one-time associate of Osama Bin Laden died in New York on Friday while awaiting trial for allegedly plotting the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
Abu Anas al-Libi, 50, was captured in Libya by U.S. commandos in Oct. 2013 and brought to New York where he was due to stand trial. He had been wanted for more than a decade and there was a $5 million reward for his arrest. Al-Libi had pleaded not guilty.
The al Qaeda terror suspect has been in poor health and suffered liver disease as a result of hepatitis C, according to published reports.
In a court filing, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said that al-Libi was taken from the Metropolitan Correctional Center to a New York hospital on Wednesday "due to sudden complications arising out of his long-standing medical problems."
Bharara added that al-Libi's condition "deteriorated rapidly" and he died on Friday.
"We understand that, in addition to his counsel, an imam was with al-Libi at the hospital and that appropriate arrangements are being made with his family," Bharara wrote.
A spokesman for Bharara declined comment. An FBI spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment.
Al-Libi's attorney Bernard Kleinman had recently said his client's health was deteriorating. Kleinman did not immediately return a call for comment early Saturday.
Al-Libi's wife, Um Abdullah, told The Associated Press that being his experience only worsened his ailments, including hepatitis C, leading to his death. "I accuse the American government of kidnapping, mistreating, and killing an innocent man. He did nothing," Abdullah said.
Abdullah said her husband underwent liver surgery three weeks ago, went into a coma and was moved prematurely back to prison where he suffered complications.
His wife said that she spoke to al-Libi last time from prison on Thursday. "His voice was weak and he was in a bad condition," she added.
Al-Libi had argued in court that he was illegally kidnapped and interrogated for seven days aboard a Navy ship after members of an Army Delta Force swooped into his property in Tripoli and pulled him from his car.
DeBlah, Blah is going to investigate the treatment of this poor, poor, man.
Hey, woman; God’s judgement can be harsh.
To make up for the way he was treated by the Delta Force, I recommend a taxpayer-paid, bacon-wrapped send off into the great beyond for this poor, innocent victim.
De Blasio will go to his funeral.
May all the guilty SOB’s suffer the same fate before obama lets em go.....
Both attacks followed the same M.O.
This world is a better place without someone who would do such a thing.
God hates Muslims.
Whoops! Knife must have slipped during surgery.
Satan called him back home.
Abu Anas? Really?
Who died him? ;-)
Hopefully to a north carolina pig farm as sty feed.
Water Boarding ......??
This Islamonazi gets expensive end-of-life care that Americans are denied these days.
Obama will pay to give this man a respectful muslim funeral just as he did for the supposedly not-really-muslim Osama Bin Laden, just you wait and see.
And if anyone asks, why would a foreign terrorist be buried in America even if family abroad want the corpse, look at what was done with the Boston bomber’s body.
Gushy NYT story to come in 3...2...1...
There is an opportunity here. Instead of sending flowers, send bacon.
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