Bin Laden's former driver moved to Yemen
Osama bin Laden's former driver Salim Hamdan will be returned to Yemen after seven years at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, the US Department of Defense confirmed. "As part of a transfer agreement with the United States, the remainder of Hamdan's sentence will be served in Yemen," the Pentagon said in a statement Tuesday.
Hamdan will complete his sentence on December 27, it confirmed, according to AFP.
In August this year Hamdan was found guilty on one count of providing material support to terrorism, but cleared of more serious charges that he conspired and plotted attacks for Al-Qaeda.
Earlier Tuesday Yemen's embassy in Washington told AFP Hamdan would be transferred to his home country "within this week."
Hamdan, who is about 40 years old, was picked up by US forces in Afghanistan in late 2001 and arrived at the Guantanamo prison in 2002. He was bin Laden's former driver and sometimes bodyguard, but denied any involvement in terrorist activities.