A man accused of conspiring to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 will not be allowed to keep the military lawyers assigned to him when he was imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the rights of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani -- the first Guantanamo detainee to be transferred to the civilian justice system for trial -- were not violated by the Secretary of Defense's decision to reassign the two lawyers designated to represent him when he was preparing for trial before a military commission.
Accused Terrorist's Rights Not Violated by Military Counsel's Removal, Judge Finds
New York Law Journal
November 19, 2009