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Rabat – A Moroccan court has decided to postpone the hearing of a Moroccan who spent over 13 years in Guantanamo.  The court of Rabat has postponed the hearing until November 4, 2015 to determine whether to free Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was released and sent back to Morocco.After he was held without charge on the U.S. base in Cuba for more than 13 years, the Moroccan prisoner was released and sent back to his homeland, but he is currently detained in Sale prison, near Rabat, awaiting his release.According to the Associated Press, British human rights group Reprieve, which has provided legal assistance to him, said that the hearing was postponed because of “the need for more information about a letter from the U.S. Justice Department letter about any alleged involvement with a group known as Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group.” The Moroccan detainee has been detained in Morocco “based on the now-revoked U.S. allegations,” of involvement with the group, Reprieve said in a statement.In a letter sent on October 20 to Reprieve, the U.S Justice Department decided to drop almost every allegation it had originally made against Younous Chekkouri, for various reasons. It  “ultimately took no position on whether Mr. Chekkouri was affiliated with the GICM.”In the letter, the US Department of State concedes that several years ago the U.S “withdrew all reliance” on “all evidence identifying Chekkouri with the group known as Group Islamique Combatant Maroc, GICM.”

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