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

Al Jazeera / AFP I This screengrab shows Suleiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law.

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.”

Abu Ghaith, who was arrested in Turkey, is one of the highest-ranking al Qaeda figures to be brought to the United States to face a civilian trial. Evidence against him included videos and audio recordings, prosecutors said.

Abu Ghaith appeared in videos representing al Qaeda after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.


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