Bin Laden's ex-secretary loses appeal of life sentence

January 21, 2015 6:17 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden’s former personal secretary lost a bid to throw out his life sentence for conspiring to bomb U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, which killed 224 people and injured thousands.

Wadih El-Hage, 54, had argued that a life sentence was out of proportion to his relative lack of culpability in the attacks. He was in Texas with his family at the time of the bombings and was not accused of planning them; instead, he was convicted of helping al Qaeda establish front businesses and ...

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