Sunday, May 27, 2007

Could this get more convoluted? We detain imprison the man with shaky evidence, keep him in our lux accommodations in Gitmo, and now that we've deemed he was never a threat, Blair's UK won't take him back.

Jordan will though..... but he was given asylum in the UK because he had been tortured in Jordan.

Stark choice for Guantánamo detainee:
stay in jail or face torture in home country

Vikram Dodd
Monday May 28, 2007
The Guardian

The government was under pressure last night to allow a London man held in Guantánamo Bay for four years to return to Britain after the US cleared him for release from the notorious prison.
Jamil el-Banna was detained by the US in 2002 after Britain sent the CIA false information about him. He had also failed to accept an MI5 offer to turn informant.

If refused entry to Britain, Mr Banna could be returned to face torture in his native Jordan, from where he fled to Britain in 1994 after alleging ill treatment.


At 9:07 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Clusterf**ks R Us.

At 10:34 PM, Anonymous John Aravosis' Neighbor Barbara said...

Oh, for the love of God. We need to close that prison down permanently. Isn't anybody in authority embarrassed by this kind of situation? You've got an innocent person(s) and there is no reasonable outcome for them??? WTF?

At 10:35 PM, Anonymous John Aravosis' Neighbor Barbara said...

Just to add: I certainly hope Gordon Brown has some sense of justice.


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