Terrorism Charges Included Multiple Counts of Providing Material Support to al Qaeda
Charges Based on Participation in Hostage-Taking in Yemen, Support for the Establishment of a Terrorist Training Camp in the United States, and the Facilitation of Violent Jihad in Afghanistan
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, today announced the conviction of MUSTAFA KAMEL MUSTAFA, a/k/a “Abu Hamza,” a/k/a “Abu Hamza al Masri,” (“ABU HAMZA”) for his participation in a hostage-taking in Yemen in 1998 that resulted in four deaths, a conspiracy to establish a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, in 1999, and supporting violent jihad in Afghanistan in 2000 and 2001. Following a four-week trial and two days of deliberations, the jury convicted ABU HAMZA of each of the 11 charges that he faced. ABU HAMZA is scheduled to be sentenced on September 9, 2014 before U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest, who presided over the trial.