Monday, November 12, 2012

On November 12

U.S. Courthouse
On this day in ...
... 1997 (15 years ago today), a federal jury in Manhattan convicted Ramzi Yousef and another man of plotting the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. This conviction of the Kuwait-born man, plus another, would eventually be upheld on appeal. Yousef was in the news again just a few weeks ago, when it was revealed that a while back, from his Supermax prison cell, Yousef, a cousin of one of the defendants in the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed et al. case pending before a military commission,  had offered to give information to U.S. authorities. The offer was reportedly withdrawn before it could be explored.

(Prior November 12 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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