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Reports: Germany deports former bin Laden bodyguard

AP  |  Berlin 

German media are reporting that a former aide to has been deported to his native

Sami A., whose last name wasn't given due to privacy laws, was returned to Friday morning on a charter aircraft, Bild, and others reported.

The deportation came despite a last-minute decision from the Gelsenkirchen administrative court that he should remain in until receives guarantees he will not face torture in his homeland. The court told Welt it is possible the deportation authorities didn't receive the ruling in time.

A. had lived for several years with his wife and children in the western city of The 42-year-old, a former to the al-Qaida chief, was deemed a danger by German authorities and taken into custody in June.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 16:20 IST