Ahmed Ghailani Guilty of Conspiracy, But Not Murder

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 4:54 pm

The jury in Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani’s trial for his role in the 1998 embassy bombings has found him guilty of conspiracy, but not the charges of terrorism he was accused of. With the one count, however, he may still face a life sentence.

Kaplan’s Decision Not Just about Coercion of Ghailani, but Also of Abebe

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 2:00 pm

It seems that the problem is not just that the government tortured Ahmed Ghailani and now want to use his testimony under torture to help convict him, but that they may have continued to coerce witnesses — in unknown ways — to get a conviction for Ghailani.

Key Prosecution Witness Excluded over Torture in New York Terror Trial

By: Wednesday October 6, 2010 12:30 pm

This is a critical ruling and, while it should not be this way, a refreshingly positive one for the health and sanctity of the Constitution and federal Article III courts.

You Have a Right to Speedy Trial…Unless They Need to Torture You First

By: Wednesday July 14, 2010 4:30 pm

Judge Lewis Kaplan has basically concluded that if the government can persuasively argue that government believed the torture necessary at the time, then they can torture a detainee as long as he still has intelligence value without infringing on the detainee’s right to a speedy trial.

Judge Rules Torture Doesn’t Violate Due Process

By: Monday May 10, 2010 6:30 pm

In a ruling that anticipates how the government will ignore torture as it tries alleged detainees in civilian court, Judge Lewis Kaplan rejected Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani’s efforts to get his indictment for contributing to the 1998 embassy bombings dismissed because he was tortured while in US custody.

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