Lawyers for accused embassy bomber Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani told a federal judge Monday the indictment against Ghailani should be dismissed on speedy trial grounds, arguing the government could not justify its claim that national security demanded Ghailani's extended detention and interrogation. An Assistant U.S. Attorney countered that the government had a legitimate reason to interrogate Ghailani before and after he was sent to Guantanamo. Ghailani was indicted in New York in 1998 for attacks in Kenya and Tanzania.
Embassy Bomber's Lawyers Raise Speedy Trial Issue in Fight for Dismissal of Indictment
New York Law Journal
January 12, 2010