In July 2010, al Qosi pleaded guilty in a military commission to both conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism, as defined by the Military Commissions Act. He was sentenced to 14 years confinement for his crimes. In exchange for cooperating with prosecutors as required by the terms of his pre-trial agreement, the Convening Authority for Military Commissions suspended all but two years of that sentence, starting from July 7, 2010, the date of his plea. The United States government has returned al Qosi to Sudan at the conclusion of the unsuspended portion of his sentence.
The United States coordinated with the government of Sudan regarding appropriate security and humane treatment measures. In accordance with statutory reporting requirements, the administration informed Congress of its intent to transfer al Qosi to Sudan.
Today, 168 detainees remain at the detention center in Guantanamo Bay.
- Bin Laden’s cook returns to Sudan (oddonion.com)
- Bin Laden’s ex-cook freed from Guantanamo: Sudan (dawn.com)
- Convicted al-Qaida operative released from Guantanamo, repatriated to Sudan (sacbee.com)
- Bin Laden cook’s returns to Sudan (bbc.co.uk)
- Convicted al Qaida operative released from Guantánamo, repatriated to Sudan – MiamiHerald.com (miamiherald.com)
- You: Al Qaeda Operative Sent Back to Sudan (thedailybeast.com)
- Convicted al Qaida operative released from Guantánamo, repatriated to Sudan in plea deal (sacbee.com)
- Sudan: Freed Guantanamo Prisoner Returns Home (abcnews.go.com)
- Report: Former al-Qaida cook, released from Guantanamo, returns home to Sudan (foxnews.com)
- Sudan: Freed Guantanamo prisoner returns home (seattletimes.nwsource.com)