Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges.

Reuters| Updated: Sep 23, 2014, 21:31 PM IST

New York: Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges.

A Manhattan federal jury in March found the Kuwaiti-born 48-year-old guilty of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists and providing such support.

US District Judge Lewis Kaplan, addressing Abu Ghaith, said it was his "assessment that you are committed to doing everything you can to carry out al Qaeda`s agenda to kill Americans."