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Ghailani Judge Ready to Back Conviction

At a hearing in federal court in New York Thursday, Judge Lewis Kaplan appeared skeptical of defense arguments that the sole conviction against Ahmed Ghailani in connection with the U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa should be reversed or that a new trial should be granted, according to reports. According to the Times, in response […]

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Jan 22nd, 2011 Ghailani

Ghailani’s Lawyers Detail Terror Defense Strategy

The New York Times reports on January 17, 2011 in an article entitled "Ghailani's Lawyers Detail Terror Defense Strategy," that for the defense lawyers, the issue of what their client knew was pivotal, as they had been arguing that Mr. Ghailani — the first former Guantánamo detainee tried in a civilian court — was duped into […]

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Jan 18th, 2011 Ghailani

Embassy Bombing Suspect Was Told of Plot, Filing Says

The New York Times reports January 14, 2011, in an article entitled "Embassy Bombing Suspect Was Told of Plot, Filing Says," that federal prosecutors allege Ahmed Ghailani, convicted on a sole count of conspiracy in connection with the 1998 East Africa U.S. Embassy bombings and acquitted on more than 280 other counts, was told of the […]

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Jan 17th, 2011 Ghailani

Government Wrapping Up Its Case In First Gitmo Detainee Civil Trial

An article published by Courtroom News Service yesterday, November 2, 2010, entitled "Government Wrapping Up Its Case In First Gitmo Detainee Civil Trail," reports that the government's case against Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is expected to conclude Wednesday.Prosecutor Michael Farbiarz said on Monday that he believed he would wind up his case by noon Wednesday. Ghailani's […]

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Ghailani Had Blasting Cap in Home, FBI Agent Says

In an article entitled "Ghailani Had Blasting Cap in Home, FBI Agent Says," Bloomberg reports on November 1, 2010 that Gerald Bamel, a retired special agent with the FBI testified today about a search conducted by FBI and Tanzanian police agents.  The search, conducted in Dar es Salaam where Ghailani lived, revealed an explosive blasting […]

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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 […]

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Candid Talks by Detainee Were Caught on U.S. Tapes

The New York Times reports in an article entitled "Candid Talks by Detainee Were Caught on U.S. Tapes," that the Government has been listening to him not only during interrogations conducted by the CIA, the FBI, and the Department of Defense, but also during his time engaged in candid conversation in military prison at Guantanamo […]

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At Detainee’s Trial, Insider Gives Glimpse Into Al Qaeda

An article in yesterday's New York Times, entitled "At Detainee's Trial, Insider Gives Glimpse Into Al Qaeda" reports that when L’Houssaine Kherchtou was asked by Prosecutor Harry Chernoff why he quit al Qaeda in the mid 1990s, his response was that his wife needed medical treatment for a pregnancy and that al Qaeda refused to […]

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Oct 21st, 2010 AIII Courts, Ghailani

Former Al-Qaeda Trainer Takes Stand in U.S. Trial Over Embassy Bombings

An article published in Bloomberg last evening, entitled "Former Al-Qaeda Trainer Takes Stand in U.S. Trial Over Embassy Bombings," notes that L'Houssaine Kherchtou, a Moroccan who is not a cooperating witness for the US, has taken the stand against Ahmed Ghailani.  Kherchtou, a former al-Qaeda instructor who trained recruits in munitions, bomb-making, and anti-aircrat weapons […]

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Oct 20th, 2010 AIII Courts, Ghailani

Judge Says Key Figure in Embassies Bombing Case Isn’t Credible

A New York Times article entitled "Judge Says Key Figure in Embassies Bombing Case Isn't Credible," published yesterday, October 14, 2010, reports that a key witness who was to testify in Ghailani's trye was accused by Judge Lewis Kaplan of making false statements about why he decided to cooperate with authorities.  The witness, Hussein Abebe, […]

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Oct 15th, 2010 AIII Courts, Ghailani

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