WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is pressing ahead
with its plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center,
deciding to put a "high value" detainee on trial in New York City
despite resistance from some in Congress.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced early Thursday that Ahmed
Ghailani will be sent to New York City for trial, which would make
him the first Guantanamo detainee brought to the U.S. and the first
to face trial in a civilian criminal court.
Ghailani was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York 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.