Ex-Guantanamo detainee held in Morocco after transfer

[JURIST] Former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Ahmed Errachidi has been detained by Moroccan police after his transfer from US custody last week. Formal charges have not yet been filed against Errachidi, but a source from the Moroccan Ministry of Justice [official website, in Arabic] source confirmed Monday that he is under criminal investigation.

Errachidi's family expressed concern over his detention, saying that he suffers from a bipolar mental disorder. Errachidi lived in Britain for 17 years working as a chef before he was arrested in Pakistan in 2001 after taking a business trip there; he was held at Guantanamo for more than five years. Errachidi was transferred [JURIST report] last week without being charged by US military authorities. An Afghan prisoner was released at the same time. Reuters has more.



 

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