Nov. 17: Attorneys Peter Quijano, right, and Steve Zissou address the media in New York after their client, Ahmed Ghailani, the first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial, was acquitted in federal court.
In this June 9, 2009 file courtroom sketch, Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, left, listens as his civilian lawyer Scott Fenstermaker, right, speaks at his arraignment in U.S. Federal Court in New York. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Raskin, seated in front, and Ghailani's military lawyer Marine Col. Jeffrey Colwell, back center, are shown listening.
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian who had been held at Guantanamo Bay since September 2006, is pictured in this undated FBI photograph, obtained June 9, 2009. Ghailani, an Al Qaeda suspect accused in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa, was transferred from the Guantanamo Bay prison to stand trial in a U.S. civilian court in a test case for U.S. President Obama's plans to close the controversial prison for foreign terrorism suspects.
An undated file photo provided by the U.S. District Attorney's office shows Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. Ghailani, the first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial, has been acquitted in New York City of all but one charge accusing him of a deadly 1998 plot to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa.
An injured man is removed from the wreckage when a bomb went off in Nairobi in the morning hours August 7, 1998. Up to 80 people were feared dead and over 1,000 injured in two huge car bomb attacks aimed at the USA embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, police and witnesses said.
Ahmed Ghailani, the first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial, was acquitted of all but one of the hundreds of charges brought against him for the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Tanzania -- a mixed result for what's been viewed as a terror test case.