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6|9|09: New York City

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani may not realize that he is a guinea pig. Certainly he's used to being in small enclosed spaces: arrested in Pakistan in 2004, Ghailani spent two years in secret CIA prisons before being transferred to Cuba's Guantánamo Bay in 2006. But what makes Ghailani, 35, an object of such scientific scrutiny is that he is the first alleged terrorist to be transferred from Gitmo to stand trial in U.S. courts. On June 9, he appeared in New York City to face charges stemming from the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

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