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Last ‘low-value’ Afghan detainee asks to be freed from Guantánamo Bay as U.S. troops leave Afghanistan

A former Afghan militant who is one of the last 40 detainees held at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, asked a U.S. judge for his freedom on Monday, arguing that President Biden’s recent troop withdrawal announcement amounted to a declaration that the U.S. war in Afghanistan is ending and that all prisoners of said war should be released.

The Afghan government in February called Gul’s continuing detention “detrimental” to U.S.-Afghan relations, marking what appears to be the first time a Guantánamo detainee’s government has formally demanded repatriation in U.S. court. Gul’s case compromised “compliance with the letter and spirit of two different peace accords,” counting a February 2020 U.S.-Taliban agreement, the Afghan government said.

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