Monday 23 March 2009, by News Agencies
Ex-Guantánamo inmate Binyam Mohammed has been released and flown back to the UK. Despite having been on hunger strike, his medical condition is stable. After seven years in detention he has now reunited with his sister but so far not talked about what has happened to him. Being a UK resident, Mr. Mohammed does not have British citizenship and it is not guaranteed that he will be able to stay permanently.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General still is to decide whether to order a criminal investigation about the alleged involvement of the MI5 in torturing Mr. Mohammed. The former detainee claims to have been tortured by the CIA in a Moroccan prison, using information provided by British security agents. His lawyer is positive that the evidence is unequivocal and that a trial will take place soon.
This highlights the problems that unjust practices at Guantanamo Bay have created internationally, and the importance of counteracting extremism through fair and transparent justice systems.
February 23-25, 2009