Lawyers made opening statements Tuesday as the trial began in earnest for the first former Guantanamo detainee transferred to U.S. soil. While the government portrayed the slight, baby-faced 36-year-old as a vicious al Qaeda murderer who helped plan two US embassy bombings that killed 224 people, the defense told a very different story. Although not contesting much of the evidence the government plans to present — about the bombings themselves, its destructiveness and their innocent victims — defense lawyers argue that Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was a hapless young Tanzanian duped into helping his powerful childhood friends who, unbeknownst to him, were al Qaeda killers.
|By: daphneeviatarhumanrights1st Wednesday October 13, 2010 3:08 pm|
|By: daphneeviatarhumanrights1st Monday September 27, 2010 6:38 am|
|By: borderjumpers Thursday May 20, 2010 8:33 am|
Cross posted from Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet.
|By: borderjumpers Wednesday May 5, 2010 11:15 am|
Cross posted from Border Jumpers, Danielle Nierenberg and Bernard Pollack.
|By: borderjumpers Tuesday April 13, 2010 7:53 am|
We are going to try to write the article we wish we had been able to read before attempting to bus our way across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda (December 2009). Cross posted from Border Jumpers, Danielle Nierenberg and Bernard Pollack.
|By: borderjumpers Tuesday January 5, 2010 1:20 pm|
Read about Bernard and Danielle as they travel through sub-Saharan Africa. Follow them at www.BorderJumpers.org.
|By: borderjumpers Tuesday December 22, 2009 7:56 am|
Follow Danielle and Bernard as they travel around sub-Saharan Africa. Crossposted from www.BorderJumpers.org.
|By: borderjumpers Wednesday December 16, 2009 7:39 am|
Eating vegetarian in Africa is easier than Danielle and Bernard originally thought! Crossposted from www.BorderJumpers.org.
|By: borderjumpers Friday December 11, 2009 8:18 am|
A short video from Danielle and Bernard’s trip to Tanzania. Cross posted from www.BorderJumpers.org.