A man accused of working as Osama bin Laden’s publicist in Great Britain expects he will be flown to New York within months to stand trial for the global al-Qaida conspiracy to kill Americans anywhere in the world, including the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, according to papers by an American attorney. Khalid al-Fawwaz, who has been fighting extradition to the United States for more than a decade, is accused of setting up a media office to provide cover for al-Qaida’s military operations and serving as a conduit for messages to and from the terror group’s headquarters to cells abroad, including the East African cell that killed 224 people and injured thousands in the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
On April 30, attorney David Kirby of O’Connor & Kirby in Burlington, Vt., applied to Southern District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan to be appointed as Mr. Fawwaz’s attorney, saying Mr. Fawwaz anticipates extradition within the next few months. Judge Kaplan denied the request without prejudice.
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