US judge orders release of Gitmo detainee
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 10:50
Washington: A judge has ordered the release of a Guantanamo Bay detainee who was described as a significant al-Qaeda operative in the commission report about the terror attacks of Sept 11, 2001.

The ruling in favour of detainee Mohamedou Ould Salahi was disclosed yesterday in a two-sentence court entry.

The judge in the case, James Robertson, will issue a written decision at a later date explaining his reasons for granting the detainee's petition. For now, the detainee remains at Guantanamo.

The report by the commission established to investigate government activity before and after the attacks says that Salahi provided advice to several men about getting to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The men later participated in the Sept 11 attacks.


First Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 10:50

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