After 57 months, the case against Ahmed Ghailani (pictured) should be dismissed, his lawyers say. In a motion filed under seal last month, and just released in part yesterday, Ghailani's attorneys argue that Ghailani's right to a speedy trial was violated, unduly prejudicing the case against him.
Ghailani faces 286 counts for his alleged involvement in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He was included among almost two dozen suspected terrorists in a broad indictment against those who would kill Americans "anywhere in the world, including in the United States." The indictment also targets Osama bin Laden, and may be extended to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, should prosecutors seek to have his trial overseen by the same judge assessing Ghailani's case.