Al-Qosi Returns after 14 Years in Guantanamo Prison
Khartoum - Ibrahim Al-Qosi returned to Sudan yesterday morning ending the suffering of 14-years in the prisons of Guantanamo, where he had acknowledged before a U.S. court that he provided support to the head of Al Qaeda organization and helped him to escape from Tora Bora.
Sudanese Media Center (smc) said that the plane of Al-Gosi landed at Khartoum Airport Wednesday morning after his release by U.S. authorities.
He was received at Khartoum Airport by Director of Department of American Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, Fath Al-Rahman Ali Mohammed, Director of the Department of Consular Affairs, Hamza Baau and his father and several members of his family.
Baau said that Al-Qosi release is an evidence of guilt for the U.S. administration and its policy and recognition of its mistake in arresting him, stressing that the release was done without any pressure or deals.
Al-Qosi attorneys had said that as soon as he arrives in Khartoum, he will enter a program run by the Sudanese intelligence for the rehabilitation of those who embrace extreme views.
A U.S. military jury at Guantanamo had issued, in 2010, a sentence for 14 years in jail against Al-Qosi, who worked as a driver and a cook for bin Laden.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Mufti, Director of Khartoum International Centre for Human Rights, a member of the defense, had expressed lack of confidence in the integrity of the said court, especially as it was formed by U.S. Secretary of Defense.
The detainee Ibrahim Al-Qosi spent 8 years without trial in Guantanamo camp.
By Shorooq TV, 11/07/2012