Guantánamo men freed and detained again.

December 20, 2007 in news by Emma

Three men who returned to Britain after being freed from the American internment camp at Guantánamo Bay were in custody again last night. The men were taken to police stations in London and Bedfordshire as Spain sought the extradition of two of them in connection with terrorism offences.

The trio were released after Britain put pressure on America to clear out the infamous camp at Guantánamo. They had all been residents in Britain, but are not British citizens.

Jamil el-Banna, 45, a Jordanian, and Omar Deghayes, 38, a Libyan, the pair wanted by Spain, were accompanied by counter-terrorist police on the flight from Cuba. They had been detained without charge for five and six years respectively. The third detainee on the plane was Abdennour Sameur, 34, an Algerian.

Mr Deghayes and Mr Sameur were held under the Terrorism Act 2000 and taken to Paddington Green police station. Mr el-Banna was detained under port and border controls.

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