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Pakistan Swedes Home Again

Published söndag 11 oktober 2009 kl 10.27
The four Swedish landed at Arlanda Airport Saturday night

Updated 5:42 PM

The three Swedish adults who have been detained in Pakistan for terrorist links and the child with them arrived back in this country at around 10:00 PM local time Saturday night.

They were met at Stockholm’s Arlanda International Airport by members of the security service of the Swedish police, who drove them away through a non-public exit.

They were captured in late August, part of a group of 12 foreign citizens, on the border to Pakistan’s unsettled Northwest Frontier Province. They lacked visas to enter Pakistan and were accused of espionage and plans to join terrorists.

One of the Swedes is Mehdi Ghezali, who was imprisoned at the American base at Guantanamo for more than two years. He has denied the charges and has said the group was on their way to a harmless religious meeting in Lahore.

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