A critical government witness was knocked out of the case of accused embassy bomber Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani on Wednesday because a federal judge concluded allowing his testimony would violate the U.S. Constitution. Dealing a sharp blow to the prosecution, Judge Lewis Kaplan said Hussein Abebe, who allegedly sold Ghailani the dynamite used in the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, will not be allowed to take the witness stand because he was identified and located as a result of harsh CIA interrogation of Ghailani.
N.Y. Federal Judge Bars Key Testimony in Embassy Bombing Case
New York Law Journal
October 7, 2010