Thursday, August 23, 2012

Terrorist behind 1993 World Trade Center bombing wants out of solitary confinement because he's 'lonely'

Ramzi Yousef is an admitted terrorist who planed and carried out the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center that killed six people and injured 1,000 others -- and now he's complaining that he's 'lonely.'

The 44-year-old Pakistani national has been held in solitary confinement in a 7-foot-by-11-foot cell at the federal Supermax prison Colorado since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Despite the World Trade Center attack, a bombing of a Thai airliner, a plot to kill the Pope and a string of other plots -- Yousef's lawyer now claims that his client is 'no longer a threat.'

Attorney Bernard Kleinman wants the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan to let him gather facts from prosecutors about why Ramzi Yousef remains held under the strictest security measures 15 years after they were first imposed. The three-judge panel did not immediately rule.

'I think it's just plain unfair,' Kleinman said outside court. 'Most of the terrorists he knew are either dead or in jail.' Read More