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U.S. in Deal to Return Saudi Terror Suspects-NYT

U.S. officials reluctantly agreed to return five terrorism suspects to Saudi Arabia from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, last year as part of a deal involving Britain, The New York Times reported in Sunday editions. Citing senior American and British officials, all who spoke on condition of anonymity, the Times reported the arrangement called for Saudi officials to release five Britons and two others convicted of guerrilla attacks in Saudi Arabia. The Britons’ Saudi lawyer told Reuters he had suggested an exchange of prisoners. “I presented this proposal but until now I was under the impression that my proposal was not accepted,” lawyer Salah al-Hejailan said. “I said some of the Saudi detainees (in Guantanamo) could be released.” Hejailan was honored by Britain in March for helping win royal clemency and release for the Britons, who have said they were tortured into making false confessions. Saudi officials deny they were tortured. Full Story

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