New York, NY, United States (4E) – Libyan terror suspect Abu Anas al Libi, who was captured by U.S. commandos in Libya on Oct. 5, will appear in a federal court in New York City on Tuesday, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan.
Libi, who is wanted by the U.S. government since 2000 for his alleged role in the U.S. embassies bombings in Africa, arrived in New York on Saturday, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a letter to a federal judge.
Libi, 49, was placed under the custody of the Department of Justice when he left the U.S. Navy ship San Antonio, where he was taken, detained and interrogated after members of the U.S. Army Delta Force seized him in a Tripoli street.
Upon arrival in New York, he was first taken to a medical facility, unnamed officials said. His wife in Libya claims that he is suffering from hepatitis C.
Libi was indicted in 2001 by the federal court in the Southern District of New York for his alleged role in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania as well as in an al Qaeda plot to attack U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Somalia. But his wife claims he is no longer connected with the terrorist group.