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Ahmed Ghailani

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Life Sentence For Gitmo Detainee In Embassy Plot

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan sentenced Ahmed Ghailani to life, calling the attacks “horrific.” He also ordered Ghailani to pay $33 million in restitution.

01/25/2011

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Life Sentence Likely For Gitmo Detainee In NYC

The same outcome was expected for Ahmed Ghailani as if he were convicted on all counts — life imprisonment at his sentencing Tuesday.

01/24/2011

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Uninterested In Tossing Gitmo Detainee’s Conviction

Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan repeatedly told a lawyer for Ahmed Ghailani that he didn’t understand his arguments at a hearing Thursday.

01/20/2011

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is shown in an undated photo from the U.S. District Attorney's Office. (AP Photo/File)

Prosecutors In NY Seek Life Sentence For Detainee

Prosecutors in New York say the first Guantanamo detainee to be convicted in a civilian court is evil and deserves a life sentence for helping al-Qaida bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 and open the door to more terrorism.

01/17/2011

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is shown in an undated photo from the U.S. District Attorney's Office. (AP Photo/File)

Convict Appeals In Embassy Bombing Case

The former Guantanamo detainee found guilty of conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa has asked a judge to toss the conviction.

12/18/2010

An undated photo of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani - AP Photo

Gitmo Detainee Acquitted Of All But 1 Charge In NY

The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial has been acquitted in New York City of all but one charge accusing him of a deadly 1998 plot to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa.

11/17/2010

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is shown in an undated photo from the U.S. District Attorney's Office. (AP Photo/File)

Jury Ends Day Without Verdict In Gitmo Detainee’s Trial

Deliberations at the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo detainee hit a snag Monday when a juror told the judge she felt threatened by other jurors and asked him to be removed from the panel.

11/15/2010

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is shown in an undated photo from the U.S. District Attorney's Office. (AP Photo/File)

Deliberations Continue In Ghailani Case

Deliberations continued on Thursday in the case of an accused al-Qaida operative connected to the embassy bombing.

11/11/2010

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

FBI Agent: Guantanamo Defendant Had Detonator

A detonator was found hidden in the bedroom cabinet of a purported accomplice in the 1998 terrorist bombings of two U.S. embassies, a former FBI agent testified Monday in Manhattan.

11/01/2010