The prosecution and defense ended their cases in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani , charged in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. Ghailani is the first Guantanamo Bay detainee tried in a U.S. civilian court.
Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, the most senior al-Qaeda member to be tried in a U.S. civilian court, was convicted of aiding the group after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by helping bring in new recruits and serving as a spokesman in fiery speeches broadcast around the globe.
The upshot of accused terrorist Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani ’s trial looks like a perilously close call. For his role in the murderous bombings of two U.S. embassies in 1998, a New York jury found him not guilty on 284 counts, guilty on only one.
A lawyer for Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first Guantanamo Bay detainee tried in a U.S. civilian court, asked a federal appeals court in New York to overturn his 2010 conviction for helping bomb U.S. Embassies in 1998.