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Ghailani Cousin Says He Spoke of Yemen Before Attacks

Business Week reports on October 27, 2010, in an article entitled "Ghailani Cousin Says He Spoke of Yemen Before Attacks," that a cousin of Ahmed Ghailani, a Tanzanian on trial in New York for the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Africa, testified that Ghailani visited his family before the attacks and told him he was going to go to Yemen to look for work.

Ladha Hussein, Ghailani's cousin and a Tanzanian bus driver, testified through a Swahili interpreter that between 1990 and 1998, Ghailani frequently visited the home Hussein shared with his parents in Dar es Salaam. Hussein testified that Ghailani came to Dar es Salaam sometime in the 1990s and told his cousin that he had “an opportunity to study abroad.”

His cousin testified: “I asked him, ‘You’re going to Yemen to look for a living? I hear that life is very difficult there’” Hussein said. He said Ghailani replied, “I’m going to try.”

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