Bomb suspect charged
Friday 04 August 1995
The suspect, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin, was flown overnight to New York from Jordan. Investigators believe he drove the rented van that was packed with explosives and was detonated in the basement garage of one of the centre's two towers.
Jordan's Justice Minister, Hisham Al-Tell, identified the new suspect as 24-year-old Iyad Mahmoud Ismail Najem. He was arrested on 31 July in Jordan, one day after the government received an extradition request from the United States.
Mr Najem pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges in a five-minute hearing at Manhattan Federal Court. He was ordered to appear again on 16 August.
Last year, four men were found guilty of setting off the explosion and sentenced to a total of 240 years each in prison. Earlier this year, the US extradited Ramzi Ahmed Yousef from Pakistan. The alleged mastermind of the attack, he is still awaiting trial.
Janet Reno, the US Attorney General, welcomed the capture of Mr Najem yesterday and acknowledged Jordan's "excellent assistance".
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 Chelsea victory parade: Chelsea mocked on Twitter as 'tens of fans' pack the streets of London
- 3 US warned by Chinese media to stop meddling or 'war will be inevitable'
- 4 Woman, 21, dies after taking contraceptive pill that 'caused fatal blood clot'
- 5 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
US warned by Chinese media to stop meddling or 'war will be inevitable'
How China's richest man Li Hejun lost $15bn in an hour - and made a fortune
Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...