Charges filed against Gitmo inmate

AFP-JIJI

The Pentagon announced Monday that war crime charges carrying a life sentence have been brought against an Iraqi held at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi is accused of “perfidy” for having allegedly worked with late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden to attack U.S. and coalition forces as well as civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq.

He is also said to have served as an intermediary between al-Qaida and other extremist groups such as the Taliban. He faces life in prison if convicted by a military commission tribunal.

The charges marked the second time in nine months that an indictment has been brought against one of the 166 prisoners that remain at the U.S. military-run prison in Cuba.