Federal judge denies motion for mistrial in ex-Guantanamo detainee trial

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Monday denied a defense motion for mistrial in the trial of ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani [GlobalSecurity profile; JURIST news archive]. The motion came after an anonymous juror’s note was read in court, indicating that the juror was alone in her views and was being attacked for her conclusions [NYT report]. The juror requested to be removed or replaced. The note…

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