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AP: Gitmo-Freed Pakistanis Jailed at Home

More than three dozen Pakistanis who were freed from an American prison at Guantanamo Bay remain jailed in their home country, most without charge and with no sign of when they might be released, security and government officials say. The prisoners — including 32 men released from U.S. custody in September 2004 and seven freed in the past six weeks — staged a protest earlier this month seeking an end to their legal limbo, shunning food and shouting slogans at jail staff, a senior prison official said. There was apparently no violence, but the official told The Associated Press it “took hours to get them to calm down” inside their high-security cells in Adiala jail, near the capital Islamabad. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. Full Story

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