Abdul Zahir, an Afghan, was originally charged with conspiracy, aiding the enemy and attacking civilians in connection with a grenade attack that wounded Canadian reporter Kathleen Kenna, but the charges were dismissed in 2006. 

In 2016 the US government admitted that Zahir had been detained due to case of misidentification.  

On July 11, 2016 a US government interagency review board cleared Zahir for release.

He was transferred to Oman on January 15, 2017. He had been at Guantanamo for over 14 years. (Last updated August 9, 2018)

 

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