Imad Achab Kanouni

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Imad Achab Kanouni is a French citizen who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] Kanouni was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 and transferred to France on July 26, 2004.[2] Under French law, detainees like Kanouni can be held, for up to three years, under the control of a judge.[3]

Kanouni was released from custody and put on a kind of parole[clarification needed] on July 9, 2005.[4] He and five other French former Guantanamo detainees were charged on April 26, 2006.[5] Testifying in his own defense, on July 3, 2006, Kanouni told a French court that he had traveled to Afghanistan to pursue religious education, that he didn't agree with Osama Bin Laden, and never attended any military training camps. He did acknowledge: "I was ready to die for a good cause, defend people who were attacked in their countries"[6]

His Internment Serial Number at Guantanamo was 164.

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