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Supreme Court allows punitive damages award against Sudan for 1998 embassy bombings
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Opati v. Republic of Sudan that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) permits a punitive damages award against Sudan for the role it played in 1998 al Qaeda bombings that occurred outside of US embassies in (More)
Supreme Court denies Sudan's petition for review in 1998 embassy bombing case
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition for review filed by the Republic of Sudan concerning the 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. In 2017 the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit awarded several billion dol (More)
Bin Laden aide sentenced for 1998 US embassy bombings
A top Osama bin Laden aide was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with other al Qaeda members in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected Khaled (More)
5 Kenyans, 1 Tanzanian detained over Kenya university massacre
A court in Nairobi on Tuesday ordered five Kenyan citizens and a Tanzanian to be detained for 30 days while authorities investigate possible connections to last week's university massacre. The court granted state lawyers' request for the extended d (More)
Bin Laden aide found guilty of US embassy bombings
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty on Thursday of plotting the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, Saudi national Khalid Al-Fawwaz was co (More)
Embassy Bomber Faces Justice; What Do These Cases Say About Terrorism Prosecution?
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon discusses recent terrorism trials...On August 7, 1998, al Qaeda terrorists simultaneously attacked the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania with massive truck bombs, ki (More)
US judge sentences Egyptian lawyer to 25 years on terrorism charges
Adel Abdel Bary, a member of al Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday by US District Judge Lewis Kaplan. The Egyptian national pleaded guilty last September to threatening to kill, injure, intimidate, (More)
US embassy bombing suspect dies in hospital
Alleged al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi, accused of involvement in the bombings of US embassies in Africa, died in a US hospital Friday. Al Libi was captured by US military special forces in Libya in 2013 and brought to the US to stand trial. T (More)
Federal appeals court upholds conviction of former Guantanamo detainee
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday upheld the conviction of ex-Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. Ghailani had appealed his conviction on the premise that his cons (More)
Chief Guantanamo prosecutor agrees to try al Qaeda conspirator in federal court
Mark Martins , the chief war crimes prosecutor for the US military commissions at Guantanamo, said on Monday that he had participated in the decision [Miami Herald report] to bring the case of suspected terrorist Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai to the US (More)
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