NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A former member of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle was in court in New York Tuesday, facing charges for allegedly helping carry out a massacre on foreign soil.
As CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported, Abu Anas al-Libi was shackled and forced to answer for his alleged crimes.
He is charged in the deadly 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
As WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, al-Libi’s steps were slow and shuffling as he was led into the courtroom. He is over 6 feet tall, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.
Al-Libi, who has a thick gray beard, kept his hands folded on his lap as the judge read the charges Tuesday. He entered his plea through his attorney. He was handcuffed and led out of court after the judge ordered him detained as a flight risk.