Obama Administration Weighs Indefinite Detention

News & Features Dina Temple-Raston · ·
A courtroom drawing depicts Tanzanian Ahmed Ghailani (center) with his defense attorneys in a New York court, Nov. 17. Ghailani was charged with more than 280 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa but was convicted of only a single charge. His case has highlighted the Obama administration's problematic stance on indefinite detention of terrorism suspects.