Laden's son-in-law charges US of torture

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 18:00 hrs

Slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith has claimed he was tortured by the US and asked a New York court to throw out terrorism charges against him, reports said on Saturday.

He claimed that he was tortured in the flight which brought him to the US earlier this year.

In a motion, Ghaith´s lawyers said US officials had colluded with Iran in connection with his detention in the country for over a decade after the 9/11 attacks in the US.

He was first arrested in Turkey and faces life imprisonment on charges of conspiracy to kill Americans.

Ghaith´s father-in-law Laden was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011 by U.S. forces and then quickly buried at sea in a dramatic ending to an almost decade long manhunt for the world´s most sought after terrorist.

Responsible for the bloodiest terror strike on U.S. soil attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, that killed about 3,000 people, bin Laden was hunted worldwide only to be found nearly ten years later in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.

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