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    2 Pakistanis Reach Home After Being Freed from Guantanamo

    2 Pakistanis Reach Home After Being Freed from Guantanamo

    Islamabad — Two Pakistani brothers held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay prison for two decades were freed by U.S. officials and returned home on Friday, officials said.

    They will be reunited with their families after a formal questioning by Pakistani authorities, according to security officials and a Pakistani senator.

    arrested Abdul and Mohammed Rabbani on suspicion of their links to al-Qaida in 2002 in Karachi, the country's largest southern port . It was the same year Ramzi Binalshibh, a top al-Qaida leader, was arrested by Pakistan's spy agency on a tip from the .

    The releases come months after a 75-year-old Pakistani, Saifullah Paracha, was freed from the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

    The two brothers arrived at an airport in the capital, Islamabad on Friday. Pakistani Sen. Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, the chairman of the human rights committee in the upper house of Pakistan's Parliament, tweeted Friday that the two brothers had reached Islamabad airport.

    He said the men were “innocently imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay for 21 years. There was no trial, no court proceedings, no charges against them. Congratulations on their release. Thank you Senate of Pakistan,” he wrote on Twitter.

    Khan later told The Associated Press that the brothers were being sent to Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, where they lived with their families. He said he hoped the men will be reunited with…

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