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Guantanamo Translator to Be Tried on Spy Charges

A U.S. Air Force translator who worked at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for al Qaeda and Taliban suspects will face a court-martial on charges of spying and aiding the enemy but will not be sentenced to death if convicted, the Air Force said on Friday. The general who ordered the espionage trial for senior Airman Ahmad al Halabi of Detroit, Michigan, “did not refer the case as a capital case,” the Air force said in a statement. Capital cases may carry the death penalty. Al Halabi, 23, is being held held at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in a broad investigation of possible spying at the American naval base in Cuba, where the Pentagon has jailed 650 suspects in the U.S.-declared war on terrorism. Full Story

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