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U.S. Transfers Guantanamo Prisoner to Denmark

The United States turned over a Danish national who was imprisoned at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the government of Denmark, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, and the Danes planned to set him free. “He’s going to Denmark as a free man,” said Lene Balleby, a spokeswoman at the Danish Embassy in Washington. The Pentagon did not give his name, but Danish media have identified him as Slimane Hadj Abderrahmane, imprisoned in February 2001 after being captured in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said Denmark has provided unspecified assurances that he will not pose a further threat. The United States has released 93 prisoners from Guantanamo but still holds roughly 650 non-U.S. citizens caught in what President Bush calls the global war on terrorism. The Pentagon said it decided he no longer posed a danger. Full Story

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