Tuesday, January 25, 2011

News flash: Ghailani gets life

A federal trial judge in New York just gave a former Guantánamo detainee the maximum sentence of life imprisonment following his November conviction for an offense related to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. (photo credit) As this 'Grrl wrote last November respecting the conviction (here and here), this no-surprise sentence

confirmed the capacity of federal criminal courts to protect both individual rights and public safety.

Food for thought amid rumors that trials before GTMO military commissions soon may resume.


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