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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

UK Guantanamo detainee medically cleared for potential release
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On February 15, 2009, UK resident, Binyam Mohamed, was medically cleared as healthy enough to travel overseas and return to the UK. Mohamed had been detained in the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities on suspicion of terrorism since 2004, but charges against him were dropped in October 2008. The charges against him were dismissed in October of 2008, and his medical clearance was part of a larger US effort to review the status of several Guantanamo detainees. Following his release, Mohamed claimed that he had been tortured and that the Central Intelligence Agency had documentation of the crime.

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