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Lawyer: Guantanamo prisoner back home with family in Sudan after 10 years in US custody

July 11, 2012 - 11:50 AM

KHARTOUM, Sudan - A lawyer says a man who spent 10 years as a prisoner at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay is back home in Sudan and getting re-acquainted with his family.

Paul Reichler, a lawyer for Ibrahim al-Qosi, says the former prisoner doesn't face any additional confinement.

Reichler says al-Qosi will spend some time in a government-sponsored rehabilitation and reintegration program in Khartoum before he returns to his hometown.

Al-Qosi recently turned 52, and Reichler said Wednesday's release was "probably the best birthday present he ever received."

Al-Qosi prepared food and handled logistics at a militant camp in Afghanistan. He pleaded guilty in a military court to aiding terrorism and conspiracy under a plea deal in 2010.

There are now 168 prisoners at the U.S. base in Cuba.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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