"Can we try a man we tortured?" Mother Jones

The trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani marks the first of a Guantanamo detainee in the civilian court system. Ghailani, a Tanzanian, is accused of conspiring with three other men to carry out an attack on a U.S. embassy in Kenya in 1998. With the other three having been tried and convicted in civilian courts, it seems all too easy that Ghailani will receive a similar sentence. What will complicate the ruling, however, is the fact that Ghailani was subjected to "enhanced interrogation techniques."

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