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Wednesday, 10 March 2004

British Guantanamo prisoner releases - two of five released without charge

One of the five, Jamal Udeen, was released yesterday evening within hours of the men's return from Cuba.

A second, Tarek Dergoul, 26, from east London was released this evening.

One imagines the British authorities have been provided with all the evidence gathered by the US authorities - but the British police have evidently concluded that none of it would stand up in a court of law (quite a different animal from the 'kangaroo' court proposed by Rumsfeld and Bush).

So much for the 'evidence' with which the US justified (to itself, if no-one else) holding them for two years in legal limbo.

UPDATE (11MAR 00.31): The BBC (BBC News24) is reporting that the remaining three of the five repatriated to the UK on 9th March have now been released without charge.

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