Former Bin Laden bodyguard 'released from Tunisian jail'
Osama bin Laden
Pubblicato il: 27/07/2018 17:06
A judge in Tunisia on Friday ordered late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's bodyguard to be freed from prison, where he had been held since his deportation from Germany in mid-July, DPA news agency said, citing a judicial spokesman.
The 42-year-old man, identified as Sami A under Germany's privacy laws, was detained for 15 days pending investigation, DPA quoted judicial spokesman Sofiane Selliti as saying.
Sami A will be banned from leaving Tunisia, Selliti said.
Tunisian prosecutors had earlier said Sami A was suspected of involvement in terrorism, and that the country's anti-terrorism law allows the investigation of Tunisian suspects, including those located abroad, DPA reported.
Authorities said Sami A was expelled from Germany on 14 July aboard a charter flight from the city of Duesseldorf. He had successfully fended off deportation for years.