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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Russian Guantanamo Prisoner Sues

Airat Vakhitov, a former Guantanamo prisoner who is a Russian national, files a lawsuit against the U.S. government; via The Moscow News...
Vakhitov not only demands that the authorities admit to inhumane treatment of prisoners at the Guantanamo camp, but insists that they acknowledge that a majority of the inmates are actually innocent.

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According to Vakhitov, they were bought in Afghanistan for $5,000 each and taken to Guantanamo. “They sold everyone. Beggars off the street, the deaf, dumb, and blind. I had a 104-year-old man along with me. And once again, no court investigation,” Vakhitov says. And that was how he ended up in Cuba at the Delta camp.

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