Sudanese national Amir Abdelghani, 59, was convicted in 1996 with nine others as part a large-scale terrorism plot against the U.S., was deported Oct. 12, 2019 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. and handed over to his home country’s authorities.
Amir was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the conspiracy headed by the Egyptian cleric Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman to target the United Nations, FBI offices and other New York City landmarks.
The convicted terrorist had an ICE detainer placed on him since an immigration judge ordered him removed from the country in 2001, and immigration officers immediately transferred Abdelghani to ICE custody at the conclusion of his federal prison term in July 2019.
He was held in custody until his deportation.