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.
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.
Several hundred people were summoned to federal court in Manhattan to fill out questionnaires for prospective jurors in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani , an accused al-Qaeda terrorist charged in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.
The federal judge presiding over the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani , a Tanzanian charged with taking part in the bombing of two American embassies in Africa, delayed the case by two days until Oct. 6.
The Obama administration may want to seek other ways to prosecute Guantanamo Bay inmates following a New York jury conviction of an alleged al-Qaeda bomber on only one of 285 counts in the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani , the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to get a U.S. civilian trial, is a “mass murderer” from an al-Qaeda cell that carried out the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, a federal prosecutor told a jury in closing arguments.