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Former Guantanamo Bay Detainee Arrested In Moscow

<div class="caption"><div class="watermark"> <a href="http://gdb.rferl.org/75dec2e8-6a63-45b9-8918-27816c6c7c14_mw800_mh600.jpg" rel="ibox" title="The Guantanamo Bay detention center (file photo) (AFP)"> <img alt="The Guantanamo Bay detention center (file photo) (AFP)" src="http://gdb.rferl.org/75dec2e8-6a63-45b9-8918-27816c6c7c14_w203.jpg" class="photo" border="0"></a></div><p>The Guantanamo Bay detention center (file photo) (AFP)</p></div>March 9, 2006 -- A former Guantanamo Bay detainee and another man accused of blowing up a gas pipeline in the Russian republic of Tatarstan have been arrested in Moscow.

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An aide to Tatarstan's chief prosecutor, Ildar Mukhametzyanov, said the two men -- Ravil Gumarov and Fanis Shaikhutdinov -- were detained on March 7 and would soon be transferred to Kazan.


Shaikhutdinov and Gumarov were first arrested in 2005 and charged with blowing up a gas pipeline in the town of Bugulma.


Gumarov and a third man arrested for the Bugulma attack -- Timur Ishmuratov -- are among seven Russian citizens captured by U.S. troops in Afghanistan and released in 2004 after spending several months in Guantanamo Bay.


A jury in Tatarstan cleared them of all charges in September. But the Russian Supreme Court's Cassation Chamber later overturned the acquittal.


(ITAR-TASS, newsru.com)

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