Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Conviction Of Sulaiman Abu Ghayth

“Today’s conviction of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghayth, in an Article III federal court further underscores federal prosecutors’ tremendous record in securing criminal convictions in terrorism-related cases.  I commend the work of our nation’s dedicated law enforcement and intelligence officials for this accomplishment. President Obama, Attorney General Holder and their national security team made the right choice to bring Abu Ghayth to face justice in federal criminal court.  We can and should be proud of our courts, and we are not afraid to prosecute terrorists in them.”

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