Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan terrorism think indicted of heading a 2012 conflict in Benghazi, Libya, was denied bail and will be hold in jail, pronounced Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson during a apprehension conference Wednesday.
Dressed in a dim immature jumpsuit, Khatallah sat silently during a hearing, listening to an Arabic interpretation of a proceeding.
On Tuesday night, a supervision expelled a request justifying Khatallah’s pretrial detention, citing a “nature and resources of a offense,” “the weight of a evidence,” “the story and characteristics of a defendant,” and a “danger acted by a defendant’s release.”
While a invulnerability described a apprehension as “appropriate,” a invulnerability also pronounced there was an “utter miss of evidence” in a case. Michelle Peterson, one of Khatallah’s lawyers, criticized a U.S. for unwell to yield petrify justification in a case.
Captured on Jun 15 in Benghazi, Khatallah is charged with providing element support and resources for a militant attack.
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On Saturday, Khatallah pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, that could lead to life in prison. Prosecutors contend they might record additional charges that could outcome in a genocide penalty.
The Sep 11, 2012, Benghazi conflict killed 4 Americans, including U.S. envoy Christopher J. Stevens. In a days preceding a attack, Khatallah uttered antithesis to a participation of a U.S. trickery in Benghazi, according to a sovereign justice filing expelled Tuesday night.
Richard A. Serrano Ahmed Abu Khatallah, charged in a 2012 conflict on a U.S. goal in Benghazi, Libya, was prisoner with a installed firearm as he designed destiny attacks opposite American interests, sovereign prosecutors pronounced Tuesday night. Ahmed Abu Khatallah, charged in a 2012 conflict on a U.S. goal in Benghazi, Libya, was prisoner with a installed firearm as he designed destiny attacks opposite American interests, sovereign prosecutors pronounced Tuesday night. ( Richard A. Serrano ) –>
Khatallah is a commander for a coterie of a nonconformist company organisation Ansar al Sharia, that binds anti-Western views and advocates for Sharia law, U.S. officials said.
Following a attack, Khatallah increasing his personal security, in fear of U.S. retaliation. He also took stairs to revenge a constraint of a Libyan refugee final year, according to a filing.
The invulnerability responded to this claim, observant that it was normal for Khatallah to be armed, given a state of domestic disturbance in Libya.
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