Monday, February 23, 2009

Binyam Mohamed

British resident is first to be released from Guantanamo under Obama administration

L.A. Times — A British resident who spent seven years in U.S. captivity and was allegedly tortured under questioning became the first prisoner Monday to be released from Guantanamo Bay by the Obama administration.
Binyam Mohamed, 30, returned to Britain as a free man after what he described as an ordeal he had never dreamed of in his "darkest nightmares," one in which he was "abducted, hauled from one country to the next and tortured in medieval ways -- all orchestrated by the United States government."
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'Those I hoped would rescue me were allied with my abusers'

Guardian UK — Britain's role in the secret abduction of terror suspects came under intense new scrutiny with the return to the UK of Binyam Mohamed yesterday after more than four years in Guantánamo Bay.
Senior MPs said they intended to pursue ministers and officials over what they knew of his ill-treatment and why Britain helped the CIA interrogate him.
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Ex-Guantanamo inmate returns to UK

Aljazeera — Binyam Mohamed, an ex-UK resident held at Guantanamo Bay, has arrived back in Britain amid calls for an independent inquiry into allegations he was tortured by captors working in collusion with British intelligence agents.
Ethiopian-born Mohamed, 30, arrived at RAF Northolt in London on Monday after spending seven years in US captivity without charge, more than four of them at the US prison camp in Cuba.
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