Moazzam Begg to be released on Wednesday after seven terrorism charges related to Syria are dropped at pre-trial review.
Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, has been released from prison after UK prosecutors dropped seven terrorism-related charges against him linked to the conflict in Syria.
Begg, 45, was among four people arrested in February under suspicion of allegations including that he had attended a “terrorist” training camp in Syria.
Begg appeared before a pre-trial review at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales on Wednesday via video from the high security Belmarsh prison when the court formally acquitted him of all charges.
He spoke only to confirm his name and did not react as no evidence was offered by the prosecutor following a review of the case.
He is expected to be released from the southeast London jail later on Wednesday.