Guantanamo prisoners say they were sold into captivity

[JURIST] Detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay claim they were sold into captivity, according to new US government documents released to AP [JURIST report] under the Freedom of Information Act [text]. The CIA and the US Defense, State and Justice departments deny any knowledge of bounty payments being made for random prisoners. The US Rewards for Justice Program [official website] openly pays for the capture of suspected terrorists identified by name and currently has high rewards for the capture of Osama bin Laden and militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Pakistan has handed over hundreds of suspects to the US - most recently, erstwhile al Qaeda number-three Abu Faraj Farj al Liby [Reuters report] - and many detainees say they were wrongfully handed over to US military personnel for money but Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed maintains no one in Pakistan has taken money in exchange for prisoners. AP has more.

 

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