Sulaiman Abu Ghaith

  • An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system. File photo from the scene of the explosion by STR/AFP/GettyImages
    June 28, 2014   BY Associated Press 

    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

  • Sulaiman Abu Ghaith
    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