October 24, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday upheld the conviction of ex-Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. Ghailani had appealed his conviction on the premise that his constitutional rights to a speedy trial had been ...[read more]
January 25, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On January 25, 2010, a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York sentenced Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, to life in prison for his role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Judge Lewis Kaplan had previously issued a ...[read more]
November 17, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 17, 2010, a jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York convicted Ahmed Khalan Ghailani of one count of conspiracy to damage or destroy US property in connection with the 2008 US embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. Ghailani was the first ex-Guantanamo ...[read more]
January 25, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday sentenced former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani to life imprisonment for his role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, which killed 224 people. Ghailani could have received a ...[read more]
January 21, 2011
by Drew Singer
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday denied a request to throw out the conviction of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. In his ruling, Judge Lewis Kaplan stated that the evidence presented at trial was sufficient to allow the jury ...[read more]
November 18, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that while pundits on either side of the political spectrum may criticize the trial of or verdict against Ahmed Ghailani, the case shows that US civilian courts can provide justice even in cases of terrorism... ...[read more]
November 18, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The first civilian trial of an ex-Guantanamo detainee ended on Wednesday with the jury convicting Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani on only one of 285 counts of conspiracy, murder and attempted murder for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. The jury in the US District ...[read more]
November 16, 2010
by John Paul Putney
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday denied a defense motion for mistrial in the trial of ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. The motion came after an anonymous juror's note was read in court, indicating that the juror was alone in her ...[read more]
October 13, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday heard opening statements in the first civilian trial of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee. An attorney for Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani argued during the opening statements that al Qaeda took advantage of Ghailani's youth and that ...[read more]
October 6, 2010
by Sarah Miley
A federal judge on Wednesday barred key US government witness Hussein Abebe from testifying in the trial against former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Ghailani. Judge Lewis Kaplan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) held that prosecutors could not use Abebe's ...[read more]

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