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U.S. Charges Yemeni Described as Bin Laden Bodyguard

The United States has charged a Yemeni described as a bodyguard and driver for Osama bin Laden with conspiracy, making him the fourth Guantanamo prisoner to face trial before a military tribunal, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, one of 594 prisoners held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was charged with a single count of conspiracy to commit murder, attacks on civilians and terrorism. The charge sheet does not refer to any killing or other specific act of violence committed by Hamdan. The U.S. government will not seek the death penalty against him, said Maj. Michael Shavers, a Pentagon spokesman. Hamdan’s case was referred to a tribunal — formally called a military commission — of five U.S. officers, but no trial date was set, the Pentagon said. Full Story

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