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After undergoing torture for nearly 14 years in American detention camp, Mohamedou Slahi freed without charges

After undergoing torture for nearly 14 years in American detention camp, Mohamedou Slahi freed without charges
---Courtesy "Independent"

Guantanamo Bay: Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian national, who is widely regarded as the most tortured prisoner in the history of Guantanamo Bay has been released without charge after nearly 14 years of detention.

After getting released from detention camp, Slahi reunite with his family. He was released after US officials ruled that he did not pose a strong enough threat to national security to continue his detention.

It is to be noted that Slahi also wrote a best-selling memoir about life, The Guantanamo Bay Diaries in January 2015 in the detention centre which disclose the humiliation and mistreatment suffered by inmates in the controversial American military prison. In his memoir, Mr. Slahi describes being shackled, blindfolded, made to stand for long periods, stripped naked, denied water and subjected to sleep deprivation, loud noise and threats of violence.

He also disclosed that he was forced to making false confessions to keep his interrogators happy.

After his release, Mr. Slahi thanked the Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Mr. Slahi was arrested by US forces in Mauritania after the 9/11 attacks. He was accused of travelling to Afghanistan in 1991 and 1992 to join Al-Qaeda.

Mr. Slahi was set free after Pentagon announced the decision to release him. Currently 61 prisoners remaining in Guantanamo Bay of which 30 have been cleared for release.