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Latest update : 2014-09-19

From Sarajevo to Guantanamo, the journey of the Algerian Six

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The day after the 9/11 attacks, six Algerian nationals were arrested in Bosnia-Herzegovina. They were accused of being terrorists and plotting fresh attacks against the United States, but were ultimately acquitted by the Bosnian courts. On the day of their release, US agents took them by force to a then-unknown destination: Guantanamo Bay.

Some of them spent over twelve years there, in Guantanamo Bay. Throughout their detention, the men maintained their innocence. Today they are free, but closely monitored, as question marks remain over their past. Who are the Algerians of Guantanamo really? Our reporters went to meet them.

By Karim HAKIKI , Julien TRIDAT

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2014-09-19 Algeria

From Sarajevo to Guantanamo, the journey of the Algerian Six

The day after the 9/11 attacks, six Algerian nationals were arrested in Bosnia-Herzegovina. They were accused of being terrorists and plotting fresh attacks against the United...

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2014-09-12 referendum

Scotland: On the path to independence?

On September 18, Scotland votes in a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. A "Yes" at the ballot box would mean the end of a union that’s lasted over 300 years and...

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2014-09-05 Iraq

Kurdish fighters on the front line against IS militants

Even as Western powers struggle to put together a coalition to tackle the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS or ISIS), Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq have been battling for...

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2013-05-03 Pakistan

Pakistan: Imran Khan, from the cricket field to politics

When Pakistanis go to the polls to choose a new prime minister on May 11th, one candidate could seriously shake up the race. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who led the...

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