Guantanamo prison author arrives back in Mauritania

The US flag flies above the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, CubaA Guantanamo Bay prisoner who wrote a best-selling book about his experiences in the military prison was reunited with his family in his native Mauritania after 14 years of detention, sources said. The transfer of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, believed to be the last inmate from Mauritania held at the facility in Cuba, brings the prison’s remaining population down to 60. In his first comments broadcast by national television, the former prisoner thanked the Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz for “his efforts to bring him home”.

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