Ex-Gitmo inmate attending conference in Canada stopped from boarding flight that overflies US

June 11, 2015 6:02 PM

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PARIS – A former prisoner in Guantanamo has been prevented from boarding a flight in Lyon, France for conferences in Montreal because the aircraft would fly through U.S. airspace.

Mourad Benchellali, who addresses youth groups in Europe in a bid to dissuade them from jihad, was prevented from boarding an Air Transat flight Thursday.

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