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Bin Laden's son-in-law convicted of terrorism charges

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 - 01:28

March 26 - Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law Suleiman Abu Ghaith is found guilty of terrorism-related charges in Manhattan Federal court. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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This Manhattan court is where Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was found guilty of terrorism-related charges. The three-week trial is over, and Suleiman Abu Ghaith now faces life in prison - for conspiring to kill Americans, among other charges. It was a trial that offered unusually vivid details of bin Laden's actions in the days following the September 11th attacks. Ghaith's lawyer said there were several issues he would raise on appeal: (SOUNDBITE) (English) STANLEY COHEN, LAWYER FOR ABU GHAITH, SAYING: "So from the very beginning, this case was wrapped in a shroud of secrecy and an inability to get access to people. It continued throughout, right up to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed." The judge had denied testimony from Mohammed - the man accused of masterminding the 911 attacks. But the case isn't over, according to lawyer Stanley Cohen: (SOUNDBITE) (English) STANLEY COHEN, LAWYER FOR ABU GHAITH, SAYING: "We believe that there was sufficient error in the course of this case. We're confident that on appeal an appellate court will look very differently at some significant issues that occurred both before the trial and during the course of the trial and my client is confident that, at the end of the day, we will be back. It may not be for six months or a year or two, but we'll be back." Ghaith is one of the highest-profile bin Laden advisers to face trial in a U.S. civilian court.

Bin Laden's son-in-law convicted of terrorism charges

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 - 01:28

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