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Key witness may not testify in Guantanamo detainee's trial

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NEW YORK (WKOW) -- A defendant's harsh interrogation may have jeopardized whether a key witness can testify at his New York City trial.

Former Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is charged in the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.

Prosecutors want a Tanzanian named Hussein Abebe to testify how he sold explosives to Ghailani, but the CIA used harsh interrogation methods to find out about Abebe. The methods included a form of simulated drowning.

In a pretrial hearing Thursday, The judge said he might not decide on Abebe's testimony before opening statements begin next month.

 

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