Innocent Man May be Released after 10+ years in Guantánamo (maybe)


The Free

‘This young man should have been released years ago’
‘Oh what a gigantic stinking pile of human monstrosity.. Isn’t Obama a monstrous coward? ..Or simply a monster himself, but either way the US government and military are monstrous blots on humanity.  Release them all, close the damned prison, return the base to Cuba, apologize to the world, and go crawl into a hole’.

from Common Dreams with thanks

The prisoner’s lawyer told the Miami Herald that “not only was he innocent of war crimes, Obaidullah did not speak Arabic before he got to Cuba, making him an unlikely al-Qaida fighter.” (Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty)

An Afghan man detained for 14 years in Guantánamo—without ever being convicted of a crime—was on Friday recommended by the Pentagon for release.

The man, known as Obaidullah, was arrested and detained in 2002, when he was about 19, but the…

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