Spain: Father of African Boy Found in Suitcase Freed on Bail

June 9, 2015 9:20 AM

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The father of an Ivory Coast boy caught being smuggled into Spain in a suitcase last month has been freed on bail, allowing the family to be reunited.

A court ordered Ali Ouattara freed Monday evening, hours after his 8-year-old son was released from a youth center where he was being cared for. He was discovered May 7 by border police in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta, in a suitcase carried by a woman not related to the family.

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