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Judge orders Iraqi man released after long detention

AP  |  Minneapolis (US) 

A in has ordered an Iraqi man's release from immigration custody until there's a final order to remove him from the U.S.

ordered Monday that 35-year-old Farass be released within 30 days. Ali has been in custody on immigration charges for 18 months.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials allege that when completing immigration forms, Ali concealed his service in the Saddam Hussein regime's

challenged what they call his "unreasonable, prolonged" pre-deportation detention, which included seven months of solitary confinement.

Ali of the says he hopes Ali is released this week.

A for the was unavailable due to the partial government shutdown.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 06:40 IST