Italy court orders release of former Guantanamo detainee

[JURIST] A Milan court on Monday ordered Italian authorities to release former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Abdel Ben Mabrouk [NYT materials], finding that the eight years Mabrouk served at Guantanamo and the year he spent in an Italian prison were sufficient punishment. The judge handed Mabrouk a two-year suspended sentence [AKI report] for terrorist association based on recommendations from Mabrouk’s lawyer and prosecutor Armando Spataro. The fact that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility is illegal under Italian law…

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