Freed Zambia terror suspect Mubanga wins compensation from UK govt

Martin Mubanga

Zambian born Martin Mubanga is among the seven former terror suspects who will receive compensation from the British Government following their detention at Guantánamo Bay.

ITV News reported last night that at least one of the men could receive more than £1million

Mr Mubanga, 34, has joint Zambian and British nationality after his family moved to the UK in the 1970s. He is a former motorcycle courier and was raised as a Catholic before converting to Islam in his 20s, according to British Media.

He was arrested in Zambia in 2001 having spent time in Afghanistan and Pakistan. After the fighting in Afghanistan Mr Mubanga told his family he had lost his British passport, but as a dual British and Zambian citizen used his other passport to travel from Pakistan to the Zambian capital, Lusaka.

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