73-year-old Pakistani prisoner in Guantanamo to be released

WASHINGTON: (HRNW) 73-year-old Pakistani prisoner in Guantanamo will be realsed soon.

A US prisoner review board has approved Saifullah Paracha for release, a 73-year-old prisoner in Guantanamo Bay detention centre.

Saifullah Paracha from Pakistan, has been in custody for more than 16 years at the US base in Cuba, his lawyer said in a statement.

Paracha, was held on suspicion of ties to Al Qaeda but never formally charged with a crime. He was cleared by the prisoner review board along with two other men, said Shelby Sullivan-Bennis, who represented him at the hearing in November.

A notification concluded that Paracha is “not a continuing threat” to the United States, the lawyer said.

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