11/23: United States v. Ghailani 2009
will proceed in a civilian court in New York City. Ghailani is charged with being an terrorist. In 2004 he was captured in Pakistan, held in CIA secret prisons, and then moved to Guantanaml Bay, Cuba. He has been held in U.S. custody for 5 years without a trial. He claims, through his American lawyers, that he is innocent, been denied access to a fair trial, and been tortured by members of the U.S. military and CIA. He is in his mid-30s. His lawyers want a civilian trial and not a military tribunal closed to the press and public.