A suspected al Qaeda operative captured in Libya pleaded “not guilty” on Tuesday in federal court in New York City, where he faced charges that he helped plan the 1998 attacks on two American embassies abroad.
The court-appointed lawyer for Abu Anas Libi, 49, entered the plea, NBC News reports.
Libi was captured in Libya on Oct. 5 and held for several days on the USS San Antonio, where he was interrogated without Miranda rights. He is among 21 men, including the late al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, indicted in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed more than 200 people. Three remain at large. Libi will appear in court again next week.