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The Ghailani Sentence

The New York Times reports, in an article entitled "U.S. Embassy Bomber Receives a Life Sentence," that Ahmed Ghailani, the first former Guantánamo Bay camp detainee to be tried in the civilian court system, was sentenced to life in prison this today, Tuesday January 25, for his role in the 1998 bombings of two United […]

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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 […]

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The Rule of Law in the US Hangs on Obama’s Response to the Ghailani Trial

In an article entitled, "The Rule of Law in the US Hangs on Obama's Response to the Ghailani Trial," UK journalist Andy Worthington responds to the views of Jack Goldsmith and others and advocates for prosecuting terrorists in federal courts in the wake of the Ghailani verdict.  Worthington writes, "Also irrelevant to these advocates of […]

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Reaction to Ghailani Verdict

The verdict handed down yesterday, November 17, 2010, in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani drew a surprised reaction from many observers.  Lawfare blog reports that Matthew Miller, director of public affairs for the Department of Justice, said in a statement that “[w]e respect the jury’s verdict and are pleased that Ahmed Ghailani now faces […]

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Juror Indicates Deadlock in Embassy Bombing Trial

The New York Times reports today, Monday November 15, in an article entitled "Juror Indicates Deadlock in Embassy Bombing Trial," that the jury in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani has reached a deadlock.  One juror in the trial asked the judge during deliberations to take her off the case saying she felt she was […]

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Defense Calls Embassy Bombing Defendant ‘Dupe’ and ‘Fall Guy’

The New York Law Journal reports yesterday (November 10, 2010), in an article entitled "Defense Calls Embassy Bombing Defendant "Dupe" and "Fall Guy," that defense lawyer Peter Quijano provided an impassioned defense of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani yesterday, telling a jury that his client was part of a "long parade of dupes" used by al-Qaeda in […]

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Guantánamo Detainee’s Trial Opens in New York – NYTimes.com

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 via www.nytimes.com […]

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Missing From Trial: Detainee Statements

The New York Times reports yesterday, October 4, 2010, in an article entitled "Missing from Trial: Detainee Statements," that prosecutors do not plan to use statements made by Ghailani describing how he had bought the TNT that he used in the 1998 bombing of the American embassy in Tanzania and later in Kenya. Prosecutors have […]

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Oct 5th, 2010 Ghailani

Guantanamo Detainee’s Trial May Set Tone For Others

An NPR story published tomorrow, September 27, 2010, and set to air on tomorrow's radio, entitled "Guantanamo Detainee's Trial May Set Tone for Others" explores more fully the issues surrounding Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, accused of carrying out the embassy bombings in 1998 in East Africa. Notes Ken Wainstein, former overseer of national security prosecutions during […]

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Sep 26th, 2010 AIII Courts, Ghailani

Anonymity promised for NYC terror trial jurors

The Miami Herald reports  Wednesday September 22, 2010 in an article entitled "Anonymity promised for NYC terror trial jurors," that more than 400 prospective jurors filled out questionnaires last Wednesday in an effort to learn their eligibility for the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee. The accused, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, is charged in the 1998 […]

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Sep 26th, 2010 AIII Courts, Ghailani

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