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Judge permits US trial of 1st Guantanamo detainee

Judge permits US trial of 1st Guantanamo detainee 13 Jul 2010 The first Guantanamo Bay detainee prisoner to be prosecuted in a civilian court was cleared for trial Tuesday by a judge who said a two-year interrogation and five-year detention were not grounds for dismissal because they served compelling national security interests. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was interrogated by the CIA for important intelligence information, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan wrote in a decision that rejected defense requests to toss out the indictment on the grounds that Ghailani was denied a speedy trial.