Libyan al-Qaida suspect in US embassy bombing appears in New York court

October 15, 2013 20:23

NEW YORK - An alleged senior al-Qaida figure pleaded not guilty in federal court on Tuesday to allegations he was involved in the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Kenya.

The appearance of Nazih al-Ragye, better known as Abu Anas al-Liby, comes 10 days after a US Army squad captured him in Tripoli and sent him to a US Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea for interrogation.

Al-Liby, wearing loose white sweat pants and a black sweatshirt, had his hands cuffed behind his back as he appeared in the federal court in New York. The court was packed with reporters and federal agents.

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