Man convicted in the US for 1998 US embassy bombings
The Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) welcomes the conviction of Khalid Al-Fawwaz in the United States in connection with the US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
Since 1998 the MPS has assisted the United States Department of Justice and the New York FBI in bringing Adel Abdel Bary (24.04.1960) and Khalid Al-Fawwaz (25.08.1962) to justice.
Over 1,500 exhibits and thousands of documents seized and produced during the 1998 UK investigation were assessed and disclosed for use in the US trial, providing material fundamental to the prosecution case.
On 23 September 1998, SO13 Anti Terrorist Branch arrested seven UK based subjects under the Prevention of Terrorism Act for their suspected involvement in the US Embassy attacks.
Following exhaustive enquiries it was assessed that there was insufficient evidence to charge the subjects with any offences under previous UK legislation.
On 27 September...
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