Mr. Khaled al-Fawwaz will going to a Manhattan federal court early this week for his alleged role in two U.S. embassy bombings 1998. This is part of the U.S. government’s efforts to try suspected terrorists in American courts.
al-Fawwaz, a Saudi national, is potentially facing a life sentence for allegedly working with al-Qaeda to kill American nationals, culminating in Tanzania and Kenya bombings that resulted to 224 deaths.
al-Fawwaz did not plead guilty to charges made against him. He has been living in exile in London, England prior to his U.S. extradition in 2012.
Prosecutors of the U.S. government claimed al-Fawwaz acted as a public relations representative for Osama Bin Laden. They claimed al-Fawwaz created a media office in London back in 1994 to publish statements made by Bin Laden and assisted in communication between al Qaeda cells.
Selection of jury for the trial is estimated to last up to three days.