Isis suspect’s planned release
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.