Defendant of Eco-terror arrested in Cuba after 12 years in …

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The ecoterrorist who "caused dozens of fires with a group of activists in the 1990s and 2000s" is arrested in Cuba after 12 years of escape

  • Joseph Mahmoud Dibee was captured in Cuba before boarding a flight to Russia
  • He pleaded not guilty Friday on charges of arson and federal conspiracy
  • Dibee is accused of being part of a conspiracy in the 1990s and 2000s
  • They establish dozens of fires in various targets in the USA. UU Western, according to prosecutors

Associated Press

Prosecutors say a former man from Seattle wanted in connection with a conspiracy of ecological terrorism dating back two decades has been arrested in Cuba.

Cuban authorities detained Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, 50, before taking a flight to Russia.

He pleaded not guilty Friday on charges of federal arson and conspiracy in Portland, Oregon.

Dibee appears in the photo in the early 1990s

Dibee appears in the photo in the early 1990s

Joseph Mahmoud Dibee (left last week and just in the 1990s) has been arrested in Cuba after 12 years on the run. They were looking for him in connection with a conspiracy of ecological terrorism that dates back two decades and that was arrested in Cuba.

Prosecutors say that in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Dibee joined a dozen environmental and animal rights activists in setting fires across the west.

The group pointed to a horticultural center at the University of Washington; a federally owned wild horse pen in Susanville, California; and a horse slaughterhouse in Redmond, Oregon, among other properties.

Investigators said Dibee participated in the Susanville and Redmond fires, as well as one at the US Department of Agriculture's facilities. UU In Olympia, Washington.

Dibee fled the US UU In December 2005, one month before being charged.

One defendant, Josephine Sunshine Overaker, remains a fugitive after fleeing to Europe in 2001.

Dibee allegedly joined a dozen environmental activists and animal rights activists to set fires across the West. One of them was at the Two Elk Lodge restaurant in Vail, Colorado, in 1998

Dibee allegedly joined a dozen environmental activists and animal rights activists to set fires across the West. One of them was at the Two Elk Lodge restaurant in Vail, Colorado, in 1998

Dibee allegedly joined a dozen environmental activists and animal rights activists to set fires across the West. One of them was at the Two Elk Lodge restaurant in Vail, Colorado, in 1998

A researcher from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation observes the remnants of the Camp One dining facility adjoining Two Elk Lodge in the background at the summit of Vail Mountain on Monday, October 19, 1990.

A researcher from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation observes the remnants of the Camp One dining facility adjoining Two Elk Lodge in the background at the summit of Vail Mountain on Monday, October 19, 1990.

A researcher from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation observes the remnants of the Camp One dining facility adjoining Two Elk Lodge in the background at the summit of Vail Mountain on Monday, October 19, 1990.

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