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.
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.
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.