Judge orders Guantanamo release
The judge had described the case against Mr Jawad as an "outrage"
A US judge has ordered the release of one of the youngest detainees at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay.
US District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle said Mohammed Jawad would be released by late August. If so, he is expected to return home.
But government lawyers say they have not yet decided whether to pursue a criminal case against him.
Mr Jawad has been accused of injuring two US soldiers and their interpreter by throwing a grenade at their vehicle.
He was 12 when he was arrested in Afghanistan in 2002, his lawyer says, but 17 according to the Pentagon. He has been held at the camp for the past six-and-a-half years.
Earlier, Mr Jawad's lawyer, Jonathan Hafetz, told the BBC he was "cautiously optimistic" his client would be set free.
"They've not produced any evidence so far and enough is enough. It's time for Mr Jawad to go home," he said.
Enough has been imposed on this young man to date
Judge Ellen Huvelle
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ian Gershengorn told the court the US was still deciding whether to pursue a criminal case against Mr Jawad.
That would mean he could still be returned to the US, or have his repatriation delayed, to stand trial in a criminal court.