Germany: US holding innocent man in Afghanistan

German intelligence officials say they believe a German national held by the U.S. military in Afghanistan is innocent of any charges.

Germany: US holding innocent man in Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers arrested the man, identified as Gholam Ghaus Z, a German citizen of Afghan dscent, when he tried to enter Bagram Air Base to buy cheap American goods, Der Spiegel reported Monday.

German intelligence officials said they found no evidence the man, who has been held since January, was linked to "terrorism" and point to his history of mental illness as possibly raising the suspicions of the U.S. military.

In March, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier took the case to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who promised to look into it, officials said.

Last Mod: 21 Nisan 2008, 17:45
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