Guantanamo Bay’s oldest prisoner freed, returns to Pakistan

This undated image provided by the counsel to Saifullah Paracha shows Paracha at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Pakistan's foreign ministry says Paracha, who was the oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has been released and returned to his home country. The ministry says Saifullah Paracha was reunited with his family on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, after spending more than 17 years in custody in the U.S. base in Cuba.

Guantanamo Bay detention center’s oldest prisoner was released from U.S. custody on Saturday and returned to Pakistan. Saifullah Paracha, 75, was in custody since 2003 on suspicion of being tied to al Qaeda while never being charged for a crime. In May, he was notified that his release was approved, …

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