Alleged Al Qaeda Leader al-Libi Pleads 'Not Guilty'

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A suspected al Qaeda leader made his first appearance in a New York Federal courtroom Tuesday afternoon. But his presence is raising concerns about just how quickly terrorism suspects should be turned over to the American courts.

Abu Anas al-Libi pleaded not guilty to charges he planned the deadly attacks against U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. The attacks killed 224 people.

He was indicted more than a decade ago. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life behind bars.

American military forces captured al-Libi in a raid on the streets of Tripoli earlier this month.

He was then questioned for a week aboard the U.S.S. San Antonio, but congressional Republicans wanted him sent to Guantanamo Bay for intensive interrogation.

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