The Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) has declassified report which stated on the basis of the US authorities to kill the leader of “al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” (banned in Russia organization) Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011. Data from the report was published by The New York Times.
Al-Awlaki was a U.S. citizen and had a constitutional right to a judicial investigation. His murder caused controversy from human rights organizations. According to them, the destruction of one of leaders of terrorists was illegal for lack of prosecution.
The NYT writes that the FBI conducted an interrogation of a young man from Nigeria, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, which in 2009 attempted to detonate a bomb aboard Northwest Airlines. In the interrogation Mutallab admitted that he acted on the instructions of “al-Qaeda”.
The publication writes that during interrogation he said that he “was determined to kill innocent people, believing them to be inevitable collateral damage”. Mutallab reported that he worked under the guidance of the leader “al-kaidy” in Yemen, which “worked with him on these issues.”
The New York Times notes that she received a 200-page document after a two-year trial. Newspaper in December 2011 filed a lawsuit against the US Department of justice with the requirement to disclose legal justification for killings of terrorists on al-Awlaki. This document has been transferred with the permission of the Federal judge of Manhattan Ronnie Abrams.