The US approves the release of a Guantanamo prisoner arrested after being mistaken for a terrorist after 19 years

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The US authorities have approved the release of a Pakistani citizen from the Guantánamo detention center after the man spent 17 years in military prison after being mistaken for a terrorist. communicated the human rights organization Reprieve.

Ahmed Rabbani | was a taxi driver who was arrested in Pakistan by local security forces in 2002 and handed over to US forces after being mistaken for a terrorist identified as Hassan Ghul, and although they soon realized that he was it was about the wrong personRabbani was taken to a CIA detention site in Afghanistan, where he was tortured for 545 days.

Later it was transferred to Guantanamo, where he has been held without charges having been brought against him or a trial having been held.

Liberation of the real terrorist

A 2014 US Congress report revealed the torture series to which the prisoner was subjected, including long periods of time hanging by the hands, which caused that your shoulders will dislocate. At Guantanamo, Rabbani participated in hunger strikes for years over his unjust confinement and was force-fed by prison guards.

Hassan Ghul fue captured by the CIA in 2004, but was released two years later by collaborate and provide information valuable information on Al Qaeda to the agency. As for Ahmed Rabbani, despite the fact that the US government had recognized that his detention was a mistake, the commission that handles the cases of the Guantanamo prisoners determined in 2019 that he was an alleged member of Al Qaeda and that he still represented a “significant threat“for EE.UU.

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