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US judge orders release of Afghan detainee

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Latest update : 2009-07-30

A US judge has ordered the release by the end of August of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed Jawad, an Afghan who is one of the youngest detainees held at the notorious prison camp for terror suspects.

AFP - A US judge on Thursday ordered the release by the end of August of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed Jawad, an Afghan who is one of the youngest detainees held at the notorious prison camp.
  
Judge Ellen Huvelle granted a "writ of habeas corpus" concerning Jawad, whose attorneys say he was just 12 at the time of his arrest in 2002. The Pentagon says he was 16 or 17.

Date created : 2009-07-30

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