New York court sentences Egyptian man to life over 1998 US embassy bombings
Adel Abdul Bary (L), 54, who pleaded guilty in September to three counts, including conspiring to murder U.S. citizens abroad. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

CAIRO: The Federal District Court in Manhattan sentenced Friday an Egyptian lawyer to 25 years in prison over charges of complicity in the 1998 U.S. embassies bombings in Africa.

In September, Adel Abdel Bary, 54, has pleaded guilty on charges of conspiring to kill U.S. nationals during the 1998 twin bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people including at least 10 Americans.

In October 2012, Bary was extradited from the United Kingdom, where he had been the leader of the local Egyptian Islamic Jihad cell in 1997 and 1998.

In his plea, Bary said he had knowingly planned with Ayman al-Zawahri, the leader of Al Qaeda and others to “kill American citizens anywhere in the world, either civilian or military.”

In August, 1998, two vehicles filled with explosives detonated in the vicinity of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya killing 224 people and wounding 4,500.

Bary was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $33,816,561, including $7,516,561 to victims’ family members, and $26,300,000 to the United States for loss of property, an FBI statement announced Friday.


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