Ex-Guantanamo prisoners in Sudan demand compensation and apology

[JURIST] A Sudanese aid worker formerly held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] was among a group of ex-prisoners that demanded money and an apology from the US government Saturday for physical and mental torture they say they were subjected to at the prison. Adil Hassan Hamad, freed last December [JURIST report], told a conference in Khartoum that he and his colleagues would seek damages in US courts. The conference was held by local rights groups to demand the release of the seven Sudanese still imprisoned at Guantanamo.

One of the remaining seven Sudanese prisoners is Al Jazeera [media website] journalist Sami al-Haj [advocacy website], arrested [CPJ report] in Pakistan in 2001 while traveling as a cameraman for Al Jazeera. He has been detained at Guantanamo for over five years without charge. Reuters has more.

 

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