Hamdi voices innocence, joy about reunion

Saudi citizen Yaser Hamdi, recently released by the United States after being held as an enemy combatant, proclaimed his innocence and said he was happy to be with his family again during an exclusive interview with CNN. “It feels great — I can’t really describe my feelings — especially after meeting with my parents, the family, after more than three years being away from them,” he said Wednesday from his home in the port city of Jubail. Hamdi, a 24-year-old born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his father had been a petroleum engineer, returned to Saudi Arabia Monday aboard a U.S. military jet from the naval brig in Charleston, South Carolina. Full Story

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