[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Tuesday sentenced former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani [GlobalSecurity profile; JURIST news archive] to life imprisonment for his role in the 1998 bombings [PBS backgrounder] of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, which killed 224 people. Ghailani could have received a minimum of 20 years in prison, but instead received the maximum sentence [NYT report] of life imprisonment…