Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani
The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial has been acquitted in New York City of all but one charge accusing him of a deadly 1998 plot to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan allege that Ahmed Ghailani was part of an al-Qaida cell that bombed two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.
A New York City jury has begun deliberations in the first civilian trial for a Guantanamo detainee.
A lawyer for the first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial says his client didn’t know about a plot to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa.
The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial is a “mass murderer” who played a key role in the terrorist bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998, a prosecutor said Monday in closing arguments.
Judge Lewis Kaplan said he banned a man after prosecutors failed to show Ghailani’s CIA interrogation played no role in getting the witness to cooperate.
Prosecutors said Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani — the first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial — bought the truck and gas tanks that were used in the 1998 Tanzania embassy bombing.
Opening statements were expected Tuesday in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to face a civilian trial.
The U.S. government says it won’t appeal a judge’s decision to ban a key prosecution witness from testifying in New York City at the first civilian trial for a Guantanamo Bay detainee.
Judge Kaplan said he will delay the trial a few days if he excludes the witness and prosecutors appeal.
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is charged with conspiracy in the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 and will be tried in New York City.
The trial is being held in New York City.
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