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Suspects on Trial for 2002 Kenya Bombing

The November 2002 car bombing of a resort hotel on the Kenyan coast was part of an elaborate al-Qaida plot, a prosecutor said as four suspects went on trial for murder Monday. Al-Qaida has twice struck Kenya, and Monday’s trial, along with another trial of three other al-Qaida suspects on lesser charges, are the first attempts by authorities in the East African country to seek convictions against alleged terrorists. Critics say the government’s apparent lack of hard evidence shows Kenya is only prosecuting the men to satisfy the United States, which has criticized the country’s anti-terror efforts. On Monday, prosecutor Edwin Okello told the packed Nairobi High Court that witness testimony and physical evidence will clearly implicate the defendants. The four Kenyan men first established ties with Osama bin Laden’s network in January 2002, Okello said in his opening statement. Full Story

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