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Ex-Guantanamo detainee released from Morocco custody

[JURIST] A former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee who was arrested [JURIST report] by authorities upon being returned to his home country of Morocco has been released from custody, relatives reported. Criminal charges against Ahmed Errachidi [Wikipedia profile] were dropped after he appeared before a judge Wednesday, according to a lawyer with advocacy group Reprieve [advocacy website], who was representing Errachidi.

Errachidi lived in Britain for 17 years working as a chef before he was arrested in Pakistan in 2001 after taking a business trip there; he was held at Guantanamo for more than five years. Errachidi was transferred [JURIST report] last week without being charged by US military authorities. An Afghan prisoner was released at the same time. Reuters has more.

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