Bin Laden son-in-law is going on trial in NY

Bin Laden son-in-law is going on trial in NY

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2014 at 7:41 a.m.


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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal trial in New York City will hear charges that Osama bin Laden's son-in-law conspired to kill Americans as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO'-lay-mahn AH'-boo GAYTH) will be tried in a courthouse just blocks from where the attacks downed the World Trade Center in 2001.

Jury selection is getting underway Monday.

On Friday, Judge Lewis Kaplan refused to delay the trial amid lawyers' claims that the defendant has been mistaken for a Guantanamo Bay detainee in regards to some evidence.

Authorities say jurors will see propaganda videos in which Abu Ghaith sits with bin Laden. FBI witnesses will describe what he allegedly told them.

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