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Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges

A New York jury on Tuesday found Osama bin Laden's son-in-law guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists as an impassioned Al-Qaeda spokesman in 2001-2002. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, 48, now faces life in a maximum security American prison after a three-week trial, which has been the highest-profile Al-Qaeda case to reach a US federal court.

Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges

A New York jury on Tuesday found Osama bin Laden's son-in-law guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists over his role as Al-Qaeda spokesman in 2001-2002. Suleiman Abu Ghaith whose three-week trial has been the most high-profile Al-Qaeda case to reach a US federal court, now faces life behind bars. The 48-year-old preacher from Kuwait stood impassively as the court clerk read out the verdict, declaring him guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans, conspiracy to provide material support and providing material support to terrorists.

Jurors to weigh U.S. charges against bin Laden relative

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Before the smoke had cleared from the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden had asked a fiery Kuwaiti teacher and imam to recruit more fighters for al Qaeda, a U.S. prosecutor said in closing arguments of the man's trial on Monday. The preacher, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, then used his position as an al Qaeda spokesman to conspire to kill Americans, the U.S. government says. It says Abu Ghaith also provided and conspired to provide material support and resources to terrorists.

Bin Laden son-in-law guilty, US tells New York jury

US prosecutors on Monday branded Suleiman Abu Ghaith an Al-Qaeda insider, a trusted co-conspirator of Osama bin Laden who conspired to kill Americans and inspired a new generation of terrorists after 9/11. Assistant US attorney John Cronan took more than two hours to sum up the government's case against the son-in-law of bin Laden, on trial in New York for conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists. The 48-year-old preacher from Kuwait, who denies the charges, faces life in prison if convicted by the jury.

Bin Laden son-in-law unexpectedly testifies at his U.S. trial

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - On September 11, 2001, just hours after hijackers deliberately crashed passenger aircraft in attacks on the United States, a Kuwaiti teacher and imam named Suleiman Abu Ghaith met Osama bin Laden inside a cave in Afghanistan. "We are the ones who did it," bin Laden told Abu Ghaith, before asking him the next day to use his powers of oratory to send a videotaped "message to the world," Abu Ghaith testified on Wednesday in a surprise move at his trial on terrorism-related charges.

Abu Ghaith urged Qaeda recruits to 'pledge' to bin Laden: witness

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, urged al Qaeda recruits en route to a training camp in Afghanistan to pledge their lives to bin Laden a few months before September 11, 2001, a government witness told jurors on Thursday.

Bin Laden son-in-law says he was victim of U.S. 'rendition'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former spokesman for al Qaeda says he was the subject of an extrajudicial transfer to U.S. custody via three Middle Eastern countries this year, an allegation that suggests President Barack Obama's administration is still carrying out controversial "rendition" operations. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a close associate and son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was victim of "an absolute rendition ... an extrajudicial rendition," said Stanley Cohen, a New York lawyer who is representing Abu Ghaith.

U.S. agents tracked bin Laden son-in-law for years before arrest

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - U.S. investigators tracked Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, for about 10 years before he was detained in Jordan and brought by the FBI to New York City in the past few days, U.S. officials familiar with the investigation said.

UPDATE 5-In U.S. court, bin Laden relative denies plot charge

(Adds comments from White House, background) By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, March 8 (Reuters) - A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden pleaded not guilty in a New York court on Friday to conspiring to kill Americans, becoming one of the highest-ranking al Qaeda figures to face trial in the United States for crimes connected to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
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