Bin Laden spokesman faces possible life term

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Bin Laden spokesman faces possible life term
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 19, 2014 courtroom sketch Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, right, testifies at his trial in New York, on charges he conspired to kill Americans and aid al-Qaida as a spokesman for the terrorist group. Abu Ghaith, who was convicted in March, is due in court on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2014, to face a possible life sentence for his role as the spokesman for al-Qaida following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law is expected in a U.S. court to face a possible life sentence in his terrorism case.

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO’-lay-mahn AH’-boo GAYTH) was convicted in March on charges he conspired to kill Americans in his role as a spokesman for al-Qaida . His sentencing is set for Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan .

The Kuwaiti imam became the voice of al-Qaida recruitment videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks. He warned in one that “the storm of planes” wouldn’t stop.

Abu Ghaith testified at trial that his role was strictly religious. The defense has asked for a 15-year sentence.



 

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