Libyan al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas al-Libi to appear in US court

Libyan al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas al-Libi, who faces trial over the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya is set to appear in a court on Tuesday in New York.

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: Libyan al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas al-Libi, who faces trial over the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya is set to appear in a court on Tuesday in New York.

The Qaeda suspect captured in Tripoli will face arraignment on federal terrorism charges, US officials said on Monday.

He was seized by a US Army Delta Force squad on the streets of Tripoli on October 5 and whisked onto a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

Anas al-Libi, a computer expert who had a USD 5 million bounty on his head was flown to the United States and handed over to civilian law enforcement over the weekend and brought directly to the New York area, said US Attorney Preet Bharara, the chief federal prosecutor for Manhattan.

US President Barack Obama said last week Libi "planned and helped to execute a plot that killed hundreds of people, a whole lot of Americans."

"We have strong evidence of that. And he will be brought to justice," Obama added.

Libi`s capture embarrassed Libya and put it under pressure from its critics, notably former rebel groups from the 2011 revolt that ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

With agencies inputs

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