Sulaiman Abu Ghaith

  • June 28, 2014   BY  

    A Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks was in federal law enforcement custody, the U.S. attorney’s office said Saturday. Security at the capital’s federal courthouse was heightened in anticipation of a possible court appearance by the suspect later in the day. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2014  

    The trial for Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, opened on Friday in New York, making him the most senior al-Qaida operative to be tried in federal court. Abu Ghaith is charged with conspiring to kill Americans and providing material support to al-Qaida. How is his case playing out in the courtroom? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Chris Matthews, who is covering the case for the Wall Street Journal, about the details of the trial. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2013  

    Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, former al-Qaida spokesman and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiring to kill Americans in a New York court. Margaret Warner reports on how U.S. authorities found him and about the negative reactions from some lawmakers about charging him in a civilian court. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2013  

    Security was heavy at the courthouse where Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was charged with conspiring to kill Americans, a charge based on threatening statements and his close relationship with Osama bin Laden. Margaret Warner talks with Jess Bravin of the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times’ William Rashbaum, who was in the court. Continue reading