Terrorism Trials & Investigations

Al-Liby Transferred to SDNY

By Wells Bennett
Monday, October 14, 2013, 3:39 PM

That's the gist of this afternoon's AP wire report, which just ran in the Washington Post: 

WASHINGTON — After a weeklong interrogation aboard a U.S. warship, a Libyan al-Qaida suspect is now in New York awaiting trial on terrorism charges, U.S. officials said Monday.

Abu Anas al-Libi, was grabbed in a military raid in Libya on Oct. 5. He’s due to stand trial in Manhattan, where he has been under indictment for more than a decade on charges he helped plan and conduct surveillance for the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara confirmed that al-Libi was transferred to law enforcement custody over the weekend. Al-Libi was expected to be arraigned Tuesday, Baharara said.