Gitmo’s oldest inmate approved for release after being held for 16 YEARS without charge

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Criminal USA. This man deserves millions in damages.

An elderly man from Pakistan who has spent the better part of two decades imprisoned at the controversial US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has been cleared for release, his lawyer has said.

Saifullah Paracha has been imprisoned for more than 16 years on suspicion of having ties to Al-Qaeda. However, his captors never charged him with a crime.

Paracha was a wealthy businessman in Pakistan who owned property in New York City. But his life was turned upside down after US authorities alleged he was an Al-Qaeda “facilitator” who helped two conspirators in the September 11 terrorist attacks with a financial transaction. Paracha has maintained that he was unaware of their affiliation with the terrorist group. The US captured him in Thailand in 2003 and he was transferred to Guantanamo Bay a year later.

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