A Libyan Al Qaeda suspect who was being held aboard a U.S. warship after being captured in Libya has now arrived in New York. He is expected to appear in federal court on Tuesday.
The Al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas al-Libi, is now answering for a federal indictment he was under in New York for more than a decade.
U.S. special operations forces completed a successful snatch and grab in Libya on Oct. 5. He will stand trial over whether pr not he aided in the planning and conducted surveillance for the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa back in 1998.
He was being held prior on the USS San Antonio, which is an amphibious Marine transport.
Abu Anas al-Libi was transferred from out of military custody to law enforcement officials’ custody on Saturday morning and flown to New York, where he arrived Saturday night.
Apparently, officials discovered Abu Anas al-Libi suffered from several pre-existing chronic health conditions and that the required medical treatment was more detailed than what he could get in military custody at sea.
Al-Libi was taken to a medical facility for evaluation upon arrival. He wife has said in interviews that he suffers from Hepatits C.
“Anas al-Libi was transferred to law enforcement custody this weekend and was brought directly to the Southern District of New York where he has been under indictment for more than a decade,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement Monday. “The government expects that he will be presented before a judicial officer tomorrow.”