WASHINGTON (AP) - An official says the first Guantanamo Bay
detainee to be brought to the United States has arrived in New
A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity
because the person was not authorized to discuss the case, told The
Associated Press that Ahmed Ghailani arrived in the early morning
hours today. He'll be held in U.S. law enforcement custody until
his trial in New York City.
Ghailani's trial will be an important test case for the Obama
administration's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo
and bring some of the suspects to trial.
Ghailani was indicted in 1998 for the al-Qaida bombings of U.S.
embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, attacks which killed more than 224
people, including 12 Americans.