The speedy trial rights of accused terrorist Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani were not violated despite a delay of more than five years in bringing him to New York for trial, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Southern District of New York Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said that Ghailani could not escape criminal charges for the al-Qaida conspiracy that included the 1998 bombings of two U.S. Embassies in Africa by invoking the Sixth Amendment.

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