Monday, June 20, 2011

US Drops Charges Against bin Laden, June 20 2011

Federal prosecutors dropped charges against Osama bin Laden from attacks spanning more than a decade, officials said in court papers filed in US District Court in New York Friday.

Charges included more than 200 counts of criminal activity such as murder, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against civilians and more.

US District Judge Lewis Kaplan approved the request, which is a common procedure when the defendant dies.

The charges included bin Laden’s role in the bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

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