A suspected senior Al-Qaeda figure captured in Libya by U.S. special forces earlier this month is expected to appear in a U.S. court on October 15.
Abu Anas al-Libi is a suspect in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 civilians. He was seized by a U.S. Army Delta Force squad on the streets of Tripoli on October 5 and whisked onto a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the chief federal prosecutor for Manhattan, said Libi was flown to the United States and handed over to civilian law enforcement over the weekend and brought directly to the New York area.
The Libyan government has called Libi's capture a kidnapping and demanded an explanation from the United States.
Based on reporting by Reuters and dpa