Military installations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland are welcoming families of 9/11 victims this week to watch pretrial hearings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for five men charged in the terrorist attacks.
The hearings set to begin Monday are closed to the public, but victims’ families were invited to watch the proceedings via closed-circuit television.
U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan sentenced Ahmed Ghailani to life, calling the attacks “horrific.” He also ordered Ghailani to pay $33 million in restitution.
The same outcome was expected for Ahmed Ghailani as if he were convicted on all counts — life imprisonment at his sentencing Tuesday.
Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan repeatedly told a lawyer for Ahmed Ghailani that he didn’t understand his arguments at a hearing Thursday.
Prosecutors in New York say the first Guantanamo detainee to be convicted in a civilian court is evil and deserves a life sentence for helping al-Qaida bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 and open the door to more terrorism.
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.
Deliberations at the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo detainee hit a snag Monday when a juror told the judge she felt threatened by other jurors and asked him to be removed from the panel.
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.
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.