Bangladeshi man returns from Guantanamo prison

A Bangladeshi man held for five years at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay on Sunday returned home after investigators there found no evidence he was a terrorist, police said.

Dhaka, Dec 17: A Bangladeshi man held for five years
at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay on Sunday returned home after
investigators there found no evidence he was a terrorist,
police said.

Mubarak Hussain Bin Abul Hashem, 32, was flown here on a
special flight by the US officials and was greeted by his
father at the Dhaka Airport.

Hashem was quizzed by local police at the airport after
his arrival.

According to the Pentagon list, Mubarak, born on January
1, 1978, is from 'Baria' Bangladesh, which means Brahmanbaria.

His father Abul Hashem told reporters that he sent his
son to study at a Madrassa in Pakistani city Karachi in 1998
and then after two years his family lost track of him.

Abul Hasem said his son studied at the Madrassa for two
years and worked as a teacher before going missing.

He said he came to know about Mubarak two years ago
through the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and then
petitioned in June this year for his son's return.

Mubarak was handed over to the US Federal Bureau of
Investigation by Pakistani Intelligence, media reports
said.

Another Bangladeshi, Jamal Muhammad al-Deen, is
still in the prison.

Bureau Report

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