Ahmed Ghailani
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Guantanamo inmate Ahmed Ghailani jailed for US embassy bombings

The first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in a US civilian court has been sentenced to life in prison for conspiring to blow up US embassy buildings.

Tanzanian Ahmed Ghailani, 36, was found guilty in November of conspiracy to damage or destroy US property with explosives, but was cleared of murder.

The charges related to the 1998 bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

The BBC's Dominic Kane reports.

  • 26 Jan 2011