A Libyan man captured in Tripoli earlier this month by U.S. special forces has pleaded not guilty in a U.S. federal court to charges that he was involved in the 1998 Al-Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa.
Abu Anas al-Libi entered the plea in federal court in Manhattan on October 15.
The 49-year-old was sent to New York after he was captured in an October 5 military raid in Libya.
He also was interrogated aboard a U.S. Navy warship for a week before he arrived in New York on October 12.
Some 224 people, including a dozen U.S. citizens, were killed by the bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
Libi's prosecution in the United States continues a policy of bringing suspected Al-Qaeda sympathizers and operatives to U.S. civilian courts rather than military tribunals.
Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and dpa