The alleged senior al-Qaeda figure Abu Anas al-Liby has pleaded not guilty in a New York court to being behind the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Kenya,
He faces a number of charges including conspiring to kill American nationals , and was refused bail. He was brought to the US last
week from a warship in the Mediterranean when his health deteriorated after he refused food or water.
Ten days ago he was snatched from Libyan soil by special forces after he was located in Tripoli. This sparked protests and the brief kidnapping of the Libyan prime minister by those who resented the infringement of their sovereignty. Some placards at the protest read “We don’t want a Libyan Karzai”, a reference to the western-backed Afghan leader.