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Libya’s al-Libi taken to New York

Libya’s al-Libi taken to New York

A Libyan man, who was kidnapped from Tripoli by US Special Forces, has been taken to the United States to “face trial.”

According to AFP, Anas al-Libi, who was captured on October 5 in an operation denounced by the Libyan government, is expected to appear in court on Tuesday in New York.

US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement issued on Monday “Anas al-Libi was transferred to law enforcement custody this weekend and was brought directly to the Southern District of New York where he has been under indictment for more than a decade.”

The statement added “The government expects that he will be presented before a judicial officer tomorrow.”
On October 5, US Special Forces kidnapped the al-Qaeda leader over his alleged involvement in the 1998 twin bombings of US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, where over 220 people reportedly died.

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