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Guantánamo Detainee’s Trial Opens in New York –

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of helping to build a truck bomb used in a 1998 terror attack on a U.S. embassy was a member of an al-Qaida cell that was determined to kill Americans, a federal prosecutor told jurors Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the Tanzanian man was duped


The full article about the opening of the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was filed by the New York Times at 8:35 p.m. today, 10/12/2010, and further notes that the defense moved for a mistrial on the grounds that the prosecution mentioned al-Qaida too many times in his opening statement.  The judge denied the request.  The Times also reports:

Prosecutors were going forward without their top witness after Kaplan ruled last week that the government couldn't use him. The judge found that the man's testimony that he sold explosives to Ghailani must be excluded from the trial because the government only learned about him after Ghailani was interrogated at a secret overseas CIA camp where harsh interrogations occurred.

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