Former Guantanamo detainee to sue US government - 27 Aug 09

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Witnessed: 2748 times

Regions: Afghanistan, Cuba, United States

Issues: Detention, Prisons, Torture

Tags: abuse, Guantanmo

Mohammed Jawad was one of the youngest prisoners ever held at the US prison facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
He has finally been returned to Afghanistan, seven years after he was arrested in Afghanistan on suspicion of throwing a grenade at US forces.
Now, he says he wants compensation from the US government for years of mistreatment and for spending most of his teens in a cell.
Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from Kabul.

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