Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who was being held in Guantanamo Bay and is accused of two 1998 bombings in Africa, is now in NYC for trial. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said, "With his appearance in federal court today, Ahmed Ghailani is being held accountable for his alleged role in the bombing of U.S. Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya and the murder of 224 people." Ghailani is the first Gitmo detainee to be sent to the U.S. for trial; one of his lawyers says that Ghailani wants to keep his Pentagon-appointed defense team. Marine Col. Jeffrey Colwell, who is one of two attorneys traveling to NYC to see if they can stay on the case, told the AP, "First and foremost is what he wants. We've got a good working relationship." In a 2007 closed hearing, Ghailani said he didn't realize that he had delivered explosives used in the Tanzanian bombing, "It was without my knowledge what they were doing, but I helped them."
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