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Sudanese man released from Guantanamo after six years

A cameraman for the al Jazeera television station was released from Guantanamo Bay after being detained for six years, the BBC reported.

Sami al-Hajj returned home to Sudan after being imprisoned by the United States in Guantanamo and in Afghanistan.

He arrived in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, early Friday. Weak from a 16-month hunger strike, he was carried off the plane by U.S. military personnel.

Hajj was arrested by Pakistani troops near the Afghanistan border in 2001. He was later handed over to the United States.

He was accused of being involved in militant groups, and the U.S. military alleged he had helped fund fighters in Chechnya and Bosnia in the 1990s.

He was never charged.

The United States created the camp in Guantanamo in 2002 to hold foreign terror suspects, the BBC said.

More than 275 detainees remain there. The United States hopes to try at least 80 of them in court.