First Gitmo Detainee To Face Trial In New York City

June 9, 2009

New York (ChattahBox) – The first detainee to be transferred from Guantanamo Bay has entered American soil, as the US prepares to for the first trial set to aid in closing the much criticized prison.

This will be the first test in the plans made by the Obama Administration to close the prison, a feat that looks as though it will take much longer than the one year promised during campaigning.

However, it does seem to be a step in the right direction, with Ahmed Ghailani (pic left credit to the BBC) standing trial for his alleged part in the bombing of a US embassy in East Africa, where 224 people were killed. If found guilty, Ghailani would be sentenced on 286 separate counts of murder, terrorism, and conspiring charges.

Ghailani will likely be one of the easiest of the trials that will be taking place in the US, as a former FBI investigation was able to find a great deal of evidence against the former extremist group member, as he had been formally charged.

There is no word yet on how prosecutors plan on proceeding with those prisoners where little or no information is known.


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