Monday, December 10, 2007

UK Guantanamo four to be released

from BBC News (UK)

The UK government requested the release of all five men in August after previously refusing to intervene as they were not British citizens. Jamil el-Banna, Omar Deghayes and Abdenour Samuer will come back to the UK, while Shaker Abdur-Raheem Aamer will return to his native Saudi Arabia ... British and US authorities have been in intensive negotiations about the men's return over the past few months despite the Pentagon insisting the men are all dangerous. The US is seeking reassurances that they will not pose any security threat. The Americans accuse Mr el-Banna of being a prominent al-Qaeda recruiter and financier, Libyan Mr Deghayes of associating with al-Qaeda, and Algerian Mr Sameur of receiving combat training in Afghanistan.

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