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Ex-Gitmo detainee convicted, sentenced in Spain for al Qaeda involvement

[JURIST] A Spanish court convicted a former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Wednesday and sentenced him to six years in Spanish jail for his involvement in the al Qaeda terror organization. Hamed Abderrahman Ahmed, who hails from the Spanish region of Ceuta in north Africa, was arrested in Pakistan in 2001 and held at Guantanamo Bay for two years before being transferred to prison in Madrid in 2004. The issuing the sentence, the court took into consideration the years Ahmed spent in custody in Spain, but not those spent at Guantanamo Bay. BBC News has more. From Madrid, El Mundo has local coverage.

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