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    Shoe-bomb associate to testify

    NEW YORK — The trial of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks resumes Monday with the airing of testimony from a London resident linked to a 2001 shoe-bomb plot.

    Saajid Badat will testify live via videotape from London at the New York trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith about his experiences with Al Qaeda after the attacks that demolished the World Trade Center. Lawyers in the case flew to London on Friday to pose questions.

    Prosecutors are using the testimony to try to show Abu Ghaith knew of Al Qaeda’s plans when he promised in videos sent across the world in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks that ‘‘the storm of airplanes will not abate’’ against Americans and advised Muslims to stay off aircraft.


    Abu Ghaith, born in Kuwait, faces a possible life prison sentence if he is convicted of conspiring to kill Americans and of providing material support to Al Qaeda.

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    His trial began in federal court in Manhattan last week, a year after he was captured in Turkey and brought to the United States for trial.

    Badat was convicted in London for a plot to down a flight with explosives in his shoes. He remains under indictment in Boston on charges he conspired with failed shoe-bomber Richard Reid.

    Associated Press