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Appeals court: Once al-Qaida, always al-Qaida?

Sep 20th, 2010 Current Affairs

The Associated Press writes Friday, 09/17/2010, in an article entitled "Appeals court: Once al-Qaida, always al-Qaida?", that appeals court judges are deciding whether to release a Guantanamo Bay detainee, asking "If once an al-Qaeda member, always an al-Qaeda member?"

The Obama administration recently appealed an order for the release of Mohamedou Ould Salahi. U.S. District Judge James Robertson ruled that Salahi should be freed because of alleged abuse by interrogators at Guantanamo and later retraction of his confession to arranging travel for two 9/11 hijackers. Judge Robertson ruled this spring that the evidence against Salahi was "tainted by coercion and mistreatment" and based on classified material that could not support a criminal prosecution. 

For the full text of the article, including details concerning Salahi's alleged involvement with al Qaeda, click here

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