Binyam Mohamed released from Guantanamo
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:36pm GMT
(Reuters) - Binyam Mohamed, a British resident held at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay for more than four years, returned to Britain on Monday.
Here are some facts about Mohamed and his detention.
* An Ethiopian citizen, Mohamed, 30, spent time living in the United States and Britain before being arrested in Pakistan in April 2002 as he tried to leave the country.
* His lawyers say he was detained for nearly four months and interrogated by Pakistani intelligence officials in the presence of a British agent.
* Mohamed was flown to Morocco on a CIA plane in July 2002, a case of "extraordinary rendition," his lawyers say. He says he was held in Morocco for 18 months, tortured and abused and interrogated using information gathered by British agents in Pakistan.
* Morocco has denied ever holding him and the United States has said he was not subjected to extraordinary rendition.
* Mohamed was taken to Afghanistan in January 2004 and again tortured, his lawyers say.
* In September 2004 he was flown to Guantanamo Bay and held there until February 23, 2009.* He has been accused of undergoing al Qaeda training in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and of conspiring to detonate a "dirty bomb" on the United States transport network, but all formal charges brought against him were later dropped.
* He has never been tried.
* In Britain he will be subject to the same immigration restrictions as any foreign resident, the Foreign Office has said. After his arrival he was detained under a part of the anti-terrorism laws, but was not arrested.
(Reporting by Luke Baker; editing by Tim Pearce)