Kuwaiti man freed from Guantanamo after 'mistaken' eight years

A Kuwaiti detainee held by U.S. in the much-criticised illegal Guantanamo prison for almost 8 years was sent home after a federal judge ordered him freed.

Kuwaiti man freed from Guantanamo after 'mistaken' eight years

A Kuwaiti detainee held by U.S. in the much-criticised illegal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for almost eight years was sent home after a federal judge ordered him freed, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Fouad al Rabiah, a Kuwaiti Airways engineer, was captured in Afghanistan and accused by the United States of providing allegedly money to Osama bin Laden and helping Taliban fighters in the mountainous Tora Bora region.

His lawyers said it was a case of "mistaken" identity and a U.S. district judge in September ordered him freed after determining that confessions to interrogators under harsh conditions were not believable.

Reuters
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