Libyan on trial for US embassy bombings dies

2015-01-03 14:05

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Cairo - The wife of a Libyan accused of being an al-Qaeda member involved in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa says he has died of complications from liver surgery.

Um Abdullah, the wife of Abu Anas al-Libi, told The Associated Press on Saturday she learned of her husband's death from the Libyan Embassy in Washington.

Al-Libi, also known as Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, was indicted more than a decade ago in US federal court of being involved in the twin 1998 bombings at the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people, including a dozen Americans.

US forces in 2013 captured al-Libi in Libya and brought him to America for trial.

His wife on Saturday accused the American government of "kidnapping, mistreating and killing an innocent man".

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