Mohammed Jawad, Youngest Guantanamo Detainee, to be Freed
Mohammed Jawad, one of the youngest detainees being held at the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is set to be freed by August.
A US District Court judge issued a ruling on Thursday that would see Mohammed Jawad released in late August 2009 and be returned to his home in Afghanistan.
Jawad is accused of attacking two US soldiers in Afghanistan but no charges have been made and no evidence has been produced in his case.
American government officials may pursue a criminal case against Jawad, but Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ian Gershengorn indicated that the US has not yet made a decision on the matter.
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Mr Jawad has been accused of injuring two US soldiers and their interpreter by throwing a grenade at their vehicle.
He was 12 when he was arrested in Afghanistan in 2002, his lawyer says, but 17 according to the Pentagon. He has been held at the camp for the past six-and-a-half years.