Tortured Gitmo Detainee Released To Great Britain + Freed detainee ‘happy to be home’

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February 23, 2009 BBC World

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Freed detainee ‘happy to be home’


A British resident detained at Guantanamo Bay for more than four years has said he is “extraordinarily happy to be home” in the UK.

Ethiopian-born Binyam Mohamed, 30, was released on Monday afternoon after he landed at RAF Northolt in London and underwent questioning by police.

Mr Mohamed says he was tortured while in custody on suspicion of terrorism.


via BBC NEWS | UK | Freed detainee ‘happy to be home’

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Freed, British detainee details abuses

By Warren Richey | Staff writer
and Ben Quinn | Correspondent
from the February 24, 2009 edition

Binyam Mohamed returned to London Monday a free man after spending the past seven years in a tangle of military prison camps, where he claims he was tortured.

LONDON – A British resident, once accused of plotting with Al Qaeda to detonate a radiological “dirty bomb,” is a free man and is now calling for an investigation into his alleged torture at the behest of the US government.

Binyam Mohamed was released from a cell at the Guantánamo terror prison camp in Cuba early Monday, where he had been held since September 2004. He was flown by private jet to a British military base near London, where he met with his legal team and doctors.


via Freed, British detainee details abuses |

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Freed Guantanamo prisoner links UK with torture – 23 Feb 09


British resident, Binyam Mohamed, released from Guantanamo Bay prison after four years in captivity, has told how he was abducted, jailed and then tortured.

He’s endured what he called medieval torture – but he says his lowest moment was realising that British intelligence officials conspired in his maltreatment.

Al Jazeera’s Mark Seddon reports.

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