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Guantánamo

Italian court releases former Guantanamo detainee

The Tunisian had spent eight years in the Cuban facility before Italy accepted him into the country two years ago.

AN ITALIAN appeals court has overturned the terrorism conviction of a Tunisian man who had spent nearly eight years in the US military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba.

Mohamed Ben Riadh Nasri, who had been convicted of terrorism association by a lower Italian court, was one of three Tunisian prisoners from Guantanamo that Italy accepted more than two years ago.

Nasri’s lawyer, Roberto Novellino, said the appeals court in Milan on Monday threw out the guilty verdict and its six-year sentence, meaning his client is a free man. The court’s reasoning will be released in 30 days.

A second Tunisian man who had served time at Guantanamo was released for time served and returned home, while the third remains in an Italian prison.

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