|02-04-2011, 04:32 AM||#1|
Awal Gul released from Guantanamo.
"Awal Gul, 48, was accused of being a Taliban commander and part of the al-Qaeda network. He had been held without charges since October 2002. ...
A lawyer for Mr Gul, Matthew Dodge, told the Associated Press news agency that the allegations against his client were "outlandish" and that the military had had no evidence to bring charges against him. "Mr Gul was never an enemy of the United States in any way," Mr Dodge said, adding that the Afghan had been "kind, philosophical, devout and hopeful to the end", despite his incarceration."
Awal Gul died in the shower, aparently after using excercise equipment. He's the seventh detainee to die at Guantanamo Bay. Authorities will return his remains to Afganistan. Mr Gul had a number of children and grandchildren.