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ACLU seeks hearing for Guantanamo Bay detainee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a man held at Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade are seeking a hearing to review his detention.

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a federal court to order the Defense Department to hold a hearing for Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian citizen who has been held without charges since 2002.

The lawyers are seeking a hearing before a Periodic Review Board, which is conducting parole-style hearings for detainees to determine if they can be sent back to their homeland or to another country.

Slahi was arrested in 2000. His lawyers say he poses no threat to the United States and can safely return to Mauritania.

He attracted attention this year with the publication of “Guantanamo Diary,” a memoir of his experiences in custody.

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