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Ahmed Ghailani Trial

Ghailani Trial Gets It Right

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul Eaton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul Eaton

By trying Ghailani in civilian courts, he was treated as the criminal that he is, not as a soldier. His sentencing represents both a practical and moral victory for justice, fundamental rights and the rule of law.

Post Ghailani Verdict, Federal Trials Still Make Sense

Kenneth Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth Roth

Many critics have pounced on the recent verdict against Ahmed Ghailani as a blow to the Obama administration's plans to prosecute the 9/11 defendants in civilian court. They have it wrong. The facts show that the administration is on the right track.

Guilty Until Proven Guilty: Threatening the Presumption of Innocence

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen J. Greenberg

The stunning acquittal of Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani on all but one of 284 counts was the first time a jury had not been cowed by the notion that to be accused of terrorism is tantamount to being guilty.

Detention Without Charge or Trial: A "Solution" that Only Compounds the Problem

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By Gabor Rona, International Legal Director In the last few days we've seen several knee jerk "I told you so" reactions to the recent decision of a f...