Amir Abdelghani, who was convicted in 1996 and sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in large-scale terrorism plot with nine others headed by the Egyptian cleric Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman to target the United Nations, FBI offices and other New York City landmarks.
Abdelghani, 59, a Sudanese national was deported Oct. 12, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), and handed over to his home country’s authorities.
“The removal of this convicted terrorist is a strong declaration of ICE’s commitment to public safety and national security,” explained Simona Flores-Lund, ICE ERO Philadelphia field office director.
“This removal is a victory for the United States and further emphasizes ICE’s vital role in protecting our nation.”
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