Politics & Government

June 9, 2009

Guantanamo detainee sent to New York for trial

The Obama administration on Tuesday transferred its first Guantanamo detainee to U.S. soil by having U.S. marshals move a Tanzanian man from Guantanamo to New York City for trial on capital terror charges. Ahmed Ghailani, about 35, was taken to the Metropolitan Correction Center, a lockup in downtown Manhattan that has held everyone from alleged al Qaeda terrorists to financier Bernard Madoff.

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