Closings Set in Guantanamo Detainee's NY Trial

Monday, Nov 8, 2010  |  Updated 7:00 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Closings Set in Guantanamo Detainee's NY Trial

Getty Images

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani

advertisement

The first civilian trial of a Guantanamo detainee nears an end in New York, weeks ahead of schedule. Closing arguments are set to begin Monday in the trial of Ahmed Ghailani.

The Manhattan federal jury was told last month that the trial might last up to six months. But prosecutors last week finished presenting their evidence that Ghailani helped construct bombs used to blow up two U.S. embassies in Africa in August 1998. The bombings killed 224 people, including a dozen Americans.

Ghailani's lawyers called no witnesses and Ghailani did not testify.

The 36-year-old Tanzanian has pleaded not guilty and maintained he did not know the attacks were going to happen. Four others already have been convicted in the bombings and are serving life sentences.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out