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Obama Even Worse than Bush on Extrajudicial Kangaroo Courts: Obama Sends Gitmo Suspect to NY for Trial (and Establishes Precident of Imprisoning and Trying “Enemy Combatants” within the US)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090521/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_guantanamo_detainee;_ylt=AmmRoeC0mgiWN17sI69OSnys0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTJuY2FnNHAyBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwNTIxL3VzX2d1YW50YW5hbW9fZGV0YWluZWUEY3BvcwMxBHBvcwMyBHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcnkEc2xrA29mZmljaWFsZ2l0bQ– WASHINGTON – A top al-Qaida suspect held at Guantanamo Bay will be sent to New York for trial, an Obama administration official said Wednesday, a major step in President Barack Obama‘s plan to close the detention center by early next year. Ahmed Ghailani would be the first Guantanamo detainee brought to the U.S. and the first to face trial in a civilian criminal court. An official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to disclose the decision, told The Associated Press the administration has decided to bring Ghailani to trial in New York. He was indicted there for the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa — attacks that killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. It was not immediately clear when the transfer would occur. Ghailani, a Tanzanian, was categorized as a high-value detainee by U.S. authorities after he was captured in Pakistan in 2004 and transferred to the detention center at the U.S. naval base in Cuba two years later.

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May 21, 2009 - Posted by | Northcom Designates all US Citizens Enemy Combatants, Torture and Rendition

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