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Security Watch US court upholds embassy bombings conviction, rejecting speedy trial claim

The appeals court rejected the argument that Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a former Al Qaeda operative, should have his conviction and life sentence overturned because he didn't have a speedy trial.

By Staff writer / October 24, 2013

Elizabeth Williams/AP/File

A federal appeals court in New York Thursday upheld the conviction and life sentence of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a former Al Qaeda operative who helped assemble parts used in the 1998 truck bomb attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.