In a case of first impression, a judge for the Southern District of New York has found that Congress intended anti-terrorism statutes to apply to foreign nationals who commit acts of terrorism on foreign soil.

Ruling in the case of one of several men accused of conspiring to bomb two American embassies in Africa in 1998, Judge Leonard B. Sand found solid jurisdictional footing for the prosecution of Mohammed Sadeek Odeh and his co-defendants in the case of U.S. v. Bin Laden, 98 Cr. 1023.

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