Sami al-Hajj

Al-Hajj received support from journalists around
the world during his detention [EPA]

Sami al-Hajj, an Al Jazeera cameraman released from Guantanamo Bay earlier this month, is set to return to Qatar.

Al-Hajj will be accorded a public reception by the news network on arriving in Doha on Saturday.

He spent six years in the US detention centre without being formally charged.