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Guantanamo man to give evidence
Jamal al-Harith
Mr al-Harith was held for nearly three years at Camp X-Ray
A Manchester man who claims he was tortured at Guantanamo Bay is expected to give evidence to MEPs in Paris.

Jamal al-Harith was held as a terror suspect for nearly three years at Camp X-Ray after being captured by American troops in Afghanistan.

He was released by the US in March without charge.

The 37-year-old, from Moss Side, was due to speak to a committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the council of Europe on Friday.

It is investigating the legality of detentions at Camp X-Ray.

It follows the House of Lords ruling on Thursday which found that Britain's policy of detaining foreign suspects indefinitely breaks human rights laws.

Mr al-Harith is also suing the US government for $5m (2.58m) but the US has always denied mistreating any prisoners within its custody.


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