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Yemeni seeks release after 12 years at Gitmo

– A Guantanamo Bay prisoner suspected of being an Osama bin Laden bodyguard is pleading for his release from the U.S. naval base in Cuba.

Tuesday’s Periodic Review Board for Yemini detainee Abdel Malik al-Rahabi is the first such hearing to be publicly observed. Reporters are watching remotely from an Army office in Arlington, Va.

Al-Rahabi has been held since 2002. He is among dozens of Guantanamo prisoners considered too dangerous for release, even though the government may not have enough evidence to prosecute them.

President Barack Obama ordered the military in 2010 to periodically review the threat posed by these men.

The first such hearing was held privately in November. The board determined that Yemeni Mahmud Mujahid no longer posed enough of a threat to warrant keeping him at Guantanamo.

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