British Moazzam Begg, center, leaves Belmarsh Prison in south London, after his release, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against the former Guantánamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects. Begg, who had been in prison for seven months awaiting trial, was due to stand trial next week on seven counts relating to the war in Syria. But in a last-minute reversal, prosecutors acknowledged that new evidence had emerged that undermined the case.
British Moazzam Begg, center, leaves Belmarsh Prison in south London, after his release, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against the former Guantánamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects. Begg, who had been in prison for seven months awaiting trial, was due to stand trial next week on seven counts relating to the war in Syria. But in a last-minute reversal, prosecutors acknowledged that new evidence had emerged that undermined the case. LEFTERIS PITARKIS ASSOCIATED PRESS
British Moazzam Begg, center, leaves Belmarsh Prison in south London, after his release, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against the former Guantánamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects. Begg, who had been in prison for seven months awaiting trial, was due to stand trial next week on seven counts relating to the war in Syria. But in a last-minute reversal, prosecutors acknowledged that new evidence had emerged that undermined the case. LEFTERIS PITARKIS ASSOCIATED PRESS

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October 01, 2014 5:26 PM

UK drops terror case against ex-Gitmo captive

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Carol Rosenberg reports on Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the place, policy, people, war court.