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Guantanamo Bay detainee ordered to be released

AP

A Federal Judge has ordered the release of a Guantanamo Bay detainee imprisoned at the island facility for more than eight and a half years.

U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy, says the Obama Administration has failed to show that the Yemeni man was part of Al-Qaida or an associated force.

The government alleged that an Al-Qaida recruiter encouraged the man to go to Afghanistan to receive military training.

The detainee says he went to the region after being promised free medical care for head injuries suffered in a car accident in his home country.

 

 

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