Guantanamo detainee sentenced to life for Africa bombings.

A federal judge sentenced Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani to life without…

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, which left 224 people dead and 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 1/2 years after those devastating and despicable attacks, Ahmed Ghailani will pay for his crimes,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told reporters.

Ghailani was acquitted of the remaining 284 counts of conspiracy and terrorism-related charges, including conspiring to kill Americans and use weapons of mass destruction.

Source: David Ariosto for CNN.

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