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Third Guantanamo Base Worker Is Arrested

A civilian translator at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for al Qaeda and Taliban suspects was charged on Tuesday with lying to federal officials about apparently classified documents that he was carrying when he arrived in the United States from Egypt. The arrest of Ahmed Fathy Mehalba, who once served in the U.S. Army, brought to three the number of people detained after being assigned to work at the U.S. prison camp in Cuba where more than 650 suspected al Qaeda and Taliban members are held without charge. Mehalba, a naturalized U.S. citizen of Egyptian descent, was taken into custody on Monday at Boston’s Logan International Airport after customs officials found what appeared to be classified documents stored on a compact disc in his luggage, according to a criminal complaint. Mehalba initially told agents he was not carrying any business- or government-related documents from Guantanamo Bay. Full Story

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