UK Drops Terror Case Against Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

October 1, 2014 2:54 PM

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British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects.

Moazzam Begg had been due to stand trial next week on seven counts relating to the war in Syria. But in a last-minute reversal, prosecutors acknowledged that new evidence had emerged that undermined the case.

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