Oldest Guantanamo Detainee Gets First Parole Hearing

March 8, 2016 4:15 PM

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The oldest prisoner at Guantanamo is getting his first chance to plead for release after nearly 13 years in U.S. custody.

Saifullah Paracha is a former businessman from Pakistan who authorities say provided financial and other assistance to al-Qaida. He was captured in Bangkok in 2003 and sent to the U.S. base in Cuba the following year. He was never charged.

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