Daphne Eviatar, Senior Associate in Law and Security for Human Rights First, discusses the relatively fair federal trial that ended in Ahmed Ghailani‘s conviction of a conspiracy charge related to the 1998 (US) Africa embassy bombings, another example of a civilian terrorism trial with a guilty verdict and no security threats (despite the fear-mongering of Liz Cheney’s Keep America Safe group), the far harsher sentences given in federal terrorism trials than in Guantanamo’s military commissions and why the prosecution of child-soldier Omar Khadr for war crimes is itself a war crime.
MP3 here. (20:04)
Daphne Eviatar is a lawyer and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, Legal Affairs, Mother Jones, the Washington Independent, HuffingtonPost and many others. She is a Senior Reporter at The American Lawyer, Senior Associate in Law and Security for Human Rights First and was an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow in 2005 and a Pew International Journalism fellow in 2002.