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US judge orders release of Guantanamo prisoner

US judge orders release of Guantanamo prisoner

A federal judge has ordered a Yemeni man released from Guantanamo Bay.
U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler says the United States should take all necessary diplomatic steps to release Alla Ali Bin Ali Ahmed.
Ahmed was picked up by Pakistani forces in a prayer house seven years ago.
Other Guantanamo detainees have been ordered released by the courts but still remain at the prison because no other country will accept them.
The judge gave the United States until June 15 to report back on the status of his release. Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said the decision is under review and he cannot comment yet on whether the government will appeal.


Updated : 2021-04-15 04:26 GMT+08:00