Guantanamo detainee sentened to life for Africa bombings
January 25th, 2011
02:09 PM ET

Guantanamo detainee sentened to life for Africa bombings

A federal judge sentenced Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani to life without parole on Tuesday for his role in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa that killed 224 people and left thousands wounded.

He is the first Guantanamo detainee tried in U.S. civilian court, having been convicted by a federal jury in November on a single conspiracy charge to destroy buildings and property at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

"Finally, 12-and-a-half years after those devastating and despicable attacks, Ahmed Ghailani will pay for his crimes," U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told reporters.

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  1. Jim Brieske

    I am warning you, CNN. You better behave.
    jim

    January 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Brieske

    What's your agenda CNN? You want Americans to believe this was a success? Fuk you. Let me post my other comment, it is legimate. Tryed six times with changes along the way. I've toned it down so far a five year old could read it. Yes even President Obama can read it.
    jim

    January 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Osama bin Laden is also wanted by the FBI for these 1998 bombings in Africa. Strange CNN didn't mention this, since bin Laden isn't wanted by the FBI for anything 911 related. In fact, he has not even been indicted by any one of our numerous fedral judges for anything 9/11 related. almost everyone believes OBL was the 'mastermind' even though there isn't enough evidence to convince a judge to indict him. Have any of you, even just one of you, ever bothered to view this evidence? (and i'm not talking about tv showing you jets hitting the toers but not showing you what hit the pentagon) I'm speaking of the physical/forensic evidence presented to judges in hopes of securing an indictment/arrest warrant.

    January 25, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fla resident

    can us americans suicide his ass and save the taxpayers some money. Anyone up for that job?

    why are we paying for this slime ball? We are nothing but stupid american wussies

    January 25, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fla resident

    We are stupid people to pay for this slime to be here in our country and do what they do and get away with it.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    @fla resident...not to mention ignorant of the facts.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Avsec bostjan

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    January 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    @Jim Brieske...I await this comment of yours. Bring it old man! he-he

    January 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |