Sheik remains in Rochester

Convicted terrorist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman remains imprisoned at Rochester's Federal Medical Center five months after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Dan Dunne, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, said the 63-year-old Abdel-Rahman is serving a life sentence. Abdel-Rahman has been imprisoned in Rochester since 1998.

Federal guidelines preclude officials from saying whether they plan to move a prisoner. That information can only be shared after a move is completed.

Abdel-Rahman was convicted in 1995 on charges of plotting simultaneous bombings at the headquarters of the United Nations, the FBI field office in Manhattan and two commuter tunnels linking New York and New Jersey.

He was also convicted of plotting to kill Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek.

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