Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah pleads not guilty to 17 new charges

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:41 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of participating in the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya pleaded not guilty on Monday to 17 new charges related to the attack, including some that carry the death penalty.

Khatallah did not speak at the brief hearing, but his lawyer entered the plea on his behalf.

(Reporting by Aruna Viswanatha; Editing by Doina Chiacu)