Isis sus­pect’s planned re­lease

Weekend Herald - - World -

US mil­i­tary of­fi­cials plan to re­lease an Amer­i­can cit­i­zen ac­cused of sup­port­ing the Isis (Is­lamic State) “un­der safe con­di­tions”, and with US$4210 ($6000) and a new cell­phone near the Syr­ian town where he was first cap­tured last Septem­ber, ac­cord­ing to a new fil­ing yes­ter­day in the un­usual case. The in­tended re­lease would be done over the ob­jec­tions of the man, who has been held with­out charges in US mil­i­tary cus­tody in Iraq. The Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union, which has been rep­re­sent­ing the man, will ask a fed­eral judge in Wash­ing­ton to block the ac­tion, which it con­demned as “dis­grace­ful” and a de facto “death war­rant”. The cash is the same amount he was car­ry­ing when he was taken into cus­tody.

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