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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Statement Of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet BhararaOn The Conviction Of Usama Bin Laden Son-In-Law Sulaiman Abu Ghayth On All Charges

“A jury unanimously found that Sulaiman Abu Ghayth not only conspired to provide, and actually provided, material support to al Qaeda, but also conspired to kill Americans. He was more than just Usama bin Laden's propaganda minister. Within hours after the devastating 9/11 attacks, Abu Ghayth was using his position in al Qaeda's homicidal hierarchy to persuade others to pledge themselves to al Qaeda in the cause of murdering more Americans. Like the others who have faced terrorism charges in Manhattan's federal courthouse before him, Abu Ghayth received a fair trial, after which a unanimous jury rendered its verdict, justly holding him accountable for his crimes. We hope this verdict brings some small measure of comfort to the families of the victims of al Qaeda’s murderous designs.”

Updated May 13, 2015