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U.S. Nears Deal to Free Enemy Combatant Hamdi

The U.S. government, which has held Yaser Esam Hamdi incommunicado in a Navy brig for two years without charges, much of the time without a lawyer, indicated yesterday that it is nearing a deal that would free him altogether. The government is negotiating with Hamdi’s lawyers about “terms and conditions acceptable to both parties that would allow Mr. Hamdi to be released from . . . custody,” according to documents filed in federal court in Norfolk. The legal papers, submitted jointly by federal prosecutors and Hamdi’s attorneys, asked the court to stay all proceedings for 21 days while negotiations continue. Full Story

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