Ahmed Ghailani

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Gitmo Detainee Gets Life for Embassy Bombings

Ahmed Ghailani is first detainee to be tried in civilian court

(Newser) - Ahmed Ghailani—the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried by a civilian court—was sentenced to life in prison today without parole, the AP reports. Ghailani, 36, had been acquitted of more than 200 counts of murder stemming from the attack on US embassies in Africa in 1998, but the... More »

Gitmo Detainee Acquitted on 284 Counts

Ahmed Ghailani guilty of single charge in embassy bombing case

(Newser) - The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial has been acquitted on 284 of the 285 charges against him, including one murder count for each of the 224 people killed in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The anonymous New York jury found Ahmed Ghailani... More »

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