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Guantanamo Detainee Acquitted of Most Terror Charges

Guantanamo Detainee Acquitted of Most Terror Charges --Ghailani could still spend life in prison, despite acquittal 17 Nov 2010 The first Guantanamo detainee prisoner to face a civilian trial was acquitted Wednesday of most charges he helped unleash death and destruction on two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 - an opening salvo in 'al Qaeda's' campaign to kill US citizens. A federal jury convicted Ahmed Ghailani of one count of conspiracy and acquitted him of all other counts, including murder and murder conspiracy, in the embassy bombings. Ghailani faces a statutory minimum of 20 years in prison but could also receive a life sentence, CBS News reports.