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Asadullah Haroon Gul Repatriated to Afghanistan

HeadlineJul 21, 2022

The United States says it has repatriated a Guantánamo Bay prisoner to his home country of Afghanistan. The U.S. released Asadullah Haroon Gul last month after he was jailed at Guantánamo Bay for 15 years without trial. A federal court ruled his detention was illegal and ordered his release. Human rights group Reprieve said Gul suffered severe physical and psychological torture during his stay at Guantánamo, including being beaten, hung by his wrists and deprived of food and water. Of the remaining 36 detainees now held at Guantánamo, 19 have been cleared for release.

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