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USA: Guantánamo detainee released: Abdul Hamid al-Ghizzawi

, Index number: AMR 51/045/2010

Abdul Hamid al-Ghizzawi was freed from Guantánamo in March 2010 after seven years of imprisonment.

Further information on UA: 275/07 Index: AMR 51/045/2010 USA Date: 21 May 2010
URGENT ACTION
GUANTÁNAMO DETAINEE RELEASED
Abdul Hamid al-Ghizzawi was freed from Guantánamo in March 2010 after seven years of
imprisonment.
Libyan national Abdul Hamid al-Ghizzawi was one of three men transferred to Georgia from Guantánamo in March
2010. The identities of the three men were not disclosed by the US Department of Justice "for security and privacy
reasons" but Abdul-Hamid al-Ghizzawi's lawyer later confirmed to the media that her client was one of those
transferred. The men had been approved for transfer by the Guantánamo Review Task Force which was established
by President Obama to review the cases of all Guantánamo detainees.
Amnesty International does not currently have more information about his situation in Georgia but his lawyer has
said, "I am just back from the beautiful country of Georgia where Al-Ghizzawi, after eight years of wrongful
imprisonment at Guantánamo, is now a free man. On behalf of Mr. Al-Ghizzawi I want to thank the people of Georgia
for their kindness and compassion in allowing him to settle in their country. "
Many thanks to those who sent appeals. No further action is required.
This is the first update of UA 275/07 (AMR 51/164/2007). Further information: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR51/164/2007/en
Further information on UA: 275/07 Index: AMR 51/045/2007 Issue Date: 21 May 2010

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