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The memo also says that Mr. Iqbal asked a confidant where and with whom a U.S. government official would be on New Year’s Eve and if protective officers would be with the official. It says Mr. Iqbal stated that “it was better to kill one U.S. government official than 100 Americans.”

Mr. Iqbal, who denied the charges before a Combatant Status Review Board at Guantanamo, has consistently denied the charges since then.

News reports have said he is considering filing a lawsuit against the U.S. government for unlawful detention.

Mr. Iqbal spoke of being held at various times in Jakarta, Cairo and Bagram in Afghanistan before Cuba. One date is imprinted in his memory: Aug. 31, 2008.

That was when he was flown in a U.S. aircraft from Guantanamo to Islamabad airport. As soon as he arrived, he said, he kissed the ground.

“I was so glad that I was back,” he said, his voice breaking slightly. “Just arriving on Pakistani soil was so unbelievable.”

After a brief stay in an Islamabad hospital, he was kept in a safe house and interviewed by Pakistani Intelligence officials for three weeks. Later, he was driven home.

“When my brothers first set eyes on me, they wept hysterically,” he said. “My sisters kept touching me to convince themselves that it was actually me. Afterward, everyone prayed to thank God for bringing me back.”

He said that when he returned, he couldn´t walk without assistance, he had an infection in his left ear and was dependent on high doses of antibiotics and antidepressants.

His physical condition had worsened because, according to a medical report filed by his physician at Guantanamo, Mr. Iqbal repeatedly refused medical attention.

“The American doctors repeatedly told me they did not treat me as a patient, rather they looked upon me as an enemy,” he said. “Why should I let anyone who thinks so operate on me?”

In November, a surgeon at a private hospital in Pakistan operated on his perforated eardrum, therapists exercised the muscles of his lower back and legs and a psychiatrist helped him learn how to live without drugs.

Mr. Iqbal said his ailments were a result of torture and coercion. “They gave me electric shocks on my knees, which led to my disability in walking,” he said. “My eardrum burst when an Egyptian interrogator threw me against the wall while he was questioning me.”

Asked to comment on the charge, the Egyptian Embassy did not provide a response Wednesday.

Mr. Iqbal’s story began in Jakarta, where he arrived in November 2001.

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