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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.

Gitmo Detainee Gets Life Sentence For Embassy Plot

AP | TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — The first, and possibly the last, Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his r...

Ahmed Ghailani, Guantanamo Bay Detainee, Acquitted Of All But 1 Charge In New York

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial was acquitted Wednesday of all but one of the hundreds of charges he helped un...

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.

Guantanamo Detainee Trial Opens In N.Y. Court

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — A man accused of helping to build a truck bomb used in a 1998 terror attack on a U.S. embassy was a member of an al-Qaida cell that w...

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...

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani Trial: Judge Says Torture No Grounds To Dismiss Indictment

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Guantanamo Bay detainee brought to the United States for trial on charges he helped the bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa whi...

Ahmed Ghailani Trial: Al Qaida Suspect At Gitmo Will Get Trial In New York

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A top al-Qaida suspect held at Guantanamo Bay will be sent to New York for trial, an Obama administration official said Wednesday, ...