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Last Russian At Guantanamo Afraid To Return Home

January 26, 2009

CHALLY, Russia -- The mother of the last Russian inmate being kept at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay says her son is reluctant to return to Russia.

Ravil Mingazov, who is from Tatarstan, has reportedly told his mother that he is worried about being arrested if he returns to Russia after being released from Guantanamo.

His mother told RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service that all the Russian citizens released from Guantanamo in the past have been arrested up returning home.

Mingazov has requested political asylum in Germany and is now awaiting a decision.

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/Last_Russian_At_Guantanamo_Afraid_To_Return_Home/1374985.html

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