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Saudi charity wins deal – Terrorist charge won’t be repeated

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A Saudi charity said it reached an out-of-court settlement with a Boston television station whose “Frontline” program named the charity as a possible suspect in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombing in Kenya, Reuters. reports.

The “Frontline” program, “The Terrorist and the Superpower,” dealt with the investigation of the U.S. Embassy bombing in Nairobi on Aug. 7, 1998.

The program reported that the CIA had investigated the Saudi-financed Al Haramain Foundation for possible involvement in the terrorist plot.

The Al Haramain Foundation maintained that the show’s references to the charity were inaccurate and misleading, Reuters says.

Lawyers for the foundation said WGBH-TV – the Boston affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Corporation – had agreed to remove any reference to the foundation in a repeat of the program due to broadcast next week.

The Al Haramain Foundation had not sought any money from the station.

“The good works of the Al Haramain Foundation have suffered as a result of the misstatements made by Frontline and its broadcast,” said Soliman Al-Buthi, chairman of the USA Committee of the Al Haramain Foundation.

“Our work is teaching Islam and under our charter we stand against terrorism, injustice or subversive activities in any form.”

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