Afghan Held at Guantanamo Bay Freed after 15 years Without Trial


An Afghan prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay for about 15 years without trial has been released from US custody, the Taliban government in Afghanistan and an international human rights group said.

Asadullah Haroon Gul’s release was announced on Friday by Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban-appointed deputy culture and information minister, who said that Gul was one of the last two Afghan prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. Gul, who is set to fly to Kabul soon, was detained by US forces in Jalalabad in 2007 and was held for 15 years without trial, said Suhail Shaheen, a senior Taliban official who is based in Qatar.

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