Trial for Accused al-Qaeda Terrorists Set for Nov. 3 in New York City

By Genevieve Belmaker, Epoch Times
December 15, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—Three terrorists connected to attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that led to 224 deaths and thousands of injuries will be brought to trial in federal court in New York City next year. Anas al Liby, Adel Abdel Bary, and Khalid al Fawwaz will be tried jointly beginning Nov. 4, 2014. The trial will be open to the public and overseen by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan. 

In early Oct. 2013, Liby was captured outside his home in Tripoli, Libya and extradited to the U.S. Both Bary, of Egypt, and Fawwaz, of Saudi Arabia, were extradited from Great Britain in Oct. 2012. 

All three men will go to trial for their roles in the 1998 twin bombings of U.S. embassies in dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. 

Bary, 52, and Fawwaz, 50, are both charged with conspiring with al-Qaeda to kill United States nationals, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in New York. Bary has also been charged with murder and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.