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WNYC News

First Civilian Trial for Guantanamo Detainee Opens

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

During opening arguments for the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo detainee, federal prosecutors say the man accused of helping bomb two embassies in Africa in 1998 was a member of an Al Qaeda terrorist cell who was determined to murder. Prosecutors allege Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani participated in the bombings of embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

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WNYC News

Jurors Chosen in Manhattan Trial of a Guantanamo Detainee

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Opening arguments in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who is accused of bombing two U.S. embassies in East Africa in 1998, began Tuesday in Lower Manhattan. Ghailani's trial is the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee.

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The Takeaway

Barring of Witness in Ghailani Case a Blow to Gov't

Thursday, October 07, 2010

A federal judge barred the use of a key witness for the government yesterday in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, currently being tried for the bombings of U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998.

The government acknowledges that the witness, Hussein Abebe, was identified by Ghailani while being interrogated – possibly tortured – in a secret CIA overseas prison, and as such, his testimony would be inadmissible.

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WQXR News

Judge Bars Key Prosecution Witness from Testifying at Ghailani Trial

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The first civilian trial for a Guantanamo Bay detainee was delayed Wednesday after a Manhattan federal judge barred prosecutors from calling one of their most important witnesses.

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WNYC News

Judge Bars Testimony of Key Prosecution Witness in Guantanamo Trial

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The first civilian trial for a Guantanamo Bay detainee was delayed Wednesday after a Manhattan federal judge barred prosecutors from calling one of their most important witnesses. The government learned the identity of the witness only after interrogating the defendant, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, while he was being held in secret CIA detention centers.

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WNYC News

First Guantanamo Detainee Trial Set To Begin

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The first civilian trial of a Guantanamo detainee begins Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. But legal experts warn not to draw too many parallels between the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani and those of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 defendants.

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WNYC News

No Security Disruptions As Lower Manhattan Prepares For First Guantanamo Detainee Trial

Friday, September 24, 2010

Jury selection is under way in the trial of the first Guantanamo detainee transferred to the civilian system. But residents around the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan say they haven't noticed any increase in security in their neighborhood.

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