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Bin Laden aide convicted

Published:Monday | November 3, 2008 | 4:31 PM

A United States military jury has convicted a man accused of being Osama Bin Laden\'s media secretary. Ali Hamza al-Bahlul has been found guilty of conspiracy, solicitation to commit murder and making propaganda videos for al-Qaeda.

The 39-year-old Yemeni faces a possible life sentence. He reportedly refused to present a defence during the trial. It is the second war crimes case to be tried at Guantanamo Bay.

The jury of nine US military officers announced their verdict at the American military base in Cuba. Their decision was reached at the end of last week but has only just been made public