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Saudi-American released to Riyadh

A US citizen held prisoner since his capture by US forces in Afghanistan in 2001 has been sent to Saudi Arabia as part of a deal securing his release. Yasser Essam Hamdi arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday on a US military plane. The US Justice Department agreed to free him on condition that he gave up his US citizenship. The Supreme Court ruled in July that Mr Hamdi had a right to challenge his detention without trial in a US court. Mr Hamdi, who is of Saudi descent, was allegedly captured while fighting US forces alongside the Taleban militia. Full Story

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