French authorities jail former Gitmo prisoner

[JURIST] A French court Friday ordered former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST Hot Topic] prisoner Ridouane Khalid jailed, and former Gitmo detainee Khaled ben Mustafa, who was already in custody, to remain behind bars. Both men were detained at the US military prison since 2002 until their transfer to France earlier this month [JURIST report]. Mustafa was taken into custody by France's counterterrorism agency [government backgrounder in French], shortly after his return. Both men have been under surveillance since their release from Guantanamo, and are being held on charges that they pose a threat to public order. AP has more.



 

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