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White House mulls sending NY attacker to Guantanamo Bay

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by Joseph Earnest November 3, 2017


Newscast Media WASHINGTONPresident Donald Trump has repeated calls for an Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in a New York truck rampage to get the death penalty.


However, Trump on November 2 backed away from his earlier call to send 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov to the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

“Would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the Federal system...” the U.S. president tweeted.


Prosecutors brought terrorism charges against Saipov on November 1, saying he was inspired by Islamic State.

He is accused of driving a rented pickup truck that mowed down bicyclists and pedestrians on October 31, killing eight people and injuring 12. He was also charged with providing material support to a terrorist group.

In the attack, police say Saipov drove the vehicle along a bike path in Lower Manhattan before crashing into a school bus.  Add Comments >>



 Source: Radio Free Europe















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