Source: Reuters

Bin Laden son-in-law’s conviction upheld; U.S. says ‘justice done’

By: Jonathan Stempel

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday upheld the conviction on terrorism charges of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a Kuwaiti-born cleric who was a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and spokesman for the al Qaeda leader. Abu Ghaith, 51, who is serving a life sentence, had claimed that the evidence did not support his conviction for conspiring to murder Americans, and that the indictment failed to detail how he had provided material support of terrorism. But the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan found “overwhelming” proof that Abu Ghaith knew of al Qaeda’s goal of killing Americans and intended to participate, even if he did not know details of any specific planned act of terror. Abu Ghaith is serving his sentence at the “Supermax” prison in Florence, Colorado. Read more here.

 

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