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US court throws out terrorism conviction of Osama's ex-driver

A US federal court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of Osama bin Laden's former driver who was jailed at Guantanamo Bay, saying that material support for terrorism did not constitute a war crime.

world Updated: Oct 16, 2012 21:07 IST

A US federal court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of Osama bin Laden's former driver who was jailed at Guantanamo Bay, saying that material support for terrorism did not constitute a war crime.

While Salim Hamdan has already been freed, his appeal in civilian court could have ramifications for other suspects as "material support for terrorism" is a common charge against detainees at the US prison camp in Cuba.