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Jurors in ’01 Bombings Case Sympathize With Pressures on Recent Panel

Benjamin Weiser's Sunday December 5 article published in The New York Times entitled "Jurors in '01 Bombings Case Sympathize with Pressures on Recent Panel," discusses parallels between the jury that returned a verdict for Ahmed Ghailani in November and the jurors who sat on a similar trial stemming from the a conspiracy charge in the 1998 bombings of the two United States Embassies in East Africa. 

Like the Ghailani trial, those jurors also served anonymously. The Times reports "in some cases, they were even unaware of one another’s names and referred to fellow jurors by nickname or seat number."

The Times reports on the experience of those jurors:

Four former jurors said they had come to believe that terrorists should be tried by the military. And many said they hoped the Ghailani jurors had taken time to clear their minds before resuming their lives.

“I remember most of us were in some kind of mental limbo for a while afterwards — just drained from the experience,” the legal secretary said.

For the full text of the article, click here.

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