Report: Cuba turns over suspected ‘domestic terrorist’ to US
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Cuba handed over a U.S. fugitive described by the FBI as a “domestic terrorist” on Friday, according to NBC News. 

Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, 50, was in Cuba allegedly about to board a plane to Russia when Cuban authorities apprehended him.

The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement the arrest was in response to an INTERPOL Red Notice and the transfer to the U.S. was in “compliance with its international legal obligations and existing bilateral agreements with the United States.” 


U.S. Attorney Billy Williams alleges Dibee and four co-conspirators set fire to a meat-packing plant in Redmond, Oregon in 1997. The FBI ties Dibee to similar crimes in California, Colorado, Washington state and Wyoming in association with the eco-terrorist groups Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front. 

Appearing in a federal court in Portland, Ore., on Friday, Dibee pleaded not guilty to various charges, including conspiracy to commit arson, conspiracy to destroy an energy facility and possession of a destructive device, according to NBC affiliate KGW.