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Reflections On Mohamed Jawad's Release From GuantáNamo

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: torture, injustice, guantanamo )

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Long-time readers of my work will know that I championed the cause of Mohamed Jawad, the Afghan prisoner released from Guantánamo on August 24, for nearly two years, from the moment that he was, ludicrously, put forward for a trial by Military Commission

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 1:52 pm
Here is a system that is no respecter of persons. It is shameful.

Fiona O (565)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 2:15 pm
We do have a shameful system. Gitmo, as the marines call it, is the worst explains of our abuse of human rights of the last 8 dreadful years of the Bush Administration. I am very disappointed that Obama has not closed it yet as he promised during his campaign. I feel deeply for this badly misused young man. Although it is dreadful news, I thank you, Eleanor, for championing his cause and letting the details be known.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 2:25 pm

We all need to realize that inhumanity to others, and insensitivity to the sanctity of all life, is only perpetuating this ridiculous, imperialistic, capitalistic barbarity.

STAND DOWN! (And demand that your representatives [sic] support your opinion!

Elderberry T (201)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 2:47 pm
Thanks to the persistance of those championing the cause of truth and Justice....Good news Tx

Marian E (152)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 3:27 pm

I am grateful to Army Col. Stephen Henley, Lt. Col. Vandeveld, Judge Ellen Segan Huvelle and in particular, Lt. Col. David Frakt. I am however,as a citizen of the U.S., terribly ashamed that this happened in the first place.

Thank you for all your efforts Eleanor. There are few as devoted as you.

David Gould (155)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 5:54 pm
I am just reading Andy Worthington's "Guantanamo Files" which certainly lifts the lid off the top of what was done, by whom, to whom and how.
The whole sorry saga of concentration camps round the world needs to be examined by an International Court and those responsible have to face soon as possible as it was just plain criminal...and as far as I can see provided not one shred of usable evidence and didn't result in one saved life but heralded the biggest acts of mass murder the world has seen for many a long year both in Iraq and later in Afghanistan.

Anita H (142)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 6:08 pm
I hope he sues the shit out of them.. This is soo obscene, taking these young young men and torturing them endlessly.How many more are being tortured as i write this??!!

US....."land of the brave" "land of the free" "God bless America"


. (0)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 7:52 pm
The whole neo-con ideology was built on fabrication,designed to implement dogma which had been formulated many years before 9/11.
Craig Unger's book "Fall of the House of Bush"details the roots of this ideolog excellently .
Truth was always a casualty of the need to bend facts,to suit goals..and whatever human casualties there were never figured in their minds.This is an ideology devoid of any decency.
Mohamed Jawed ,his family,his community all just casualties of the desire to dominate the Middle East..

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 2:38 am
As young as TWELVE, 12 years old, when he was "picked up"/kidnapped by American forces and incarcerated and TORTURED!!! Twelve. A twelve-year-old boy. You have any twelve-year-olds in YOUR neighborhood or family? Jeez, we are really "winning over the hearts and minds" of the Afghan people, this way! Especially any of them that happen to be PARENTS. Like, maybe they aren't AWARE of this happening? Like maybe the ENTIRE ARAB WORLD isn't aware of this? Oblivious? Uh-huh. The U.S. "winning" strategy. Arbitrarily pick up and torture the KIDS. THAT'LL show 'em!

. (0)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 7:57 am
bet he has a lot to reflect on... lets hope it does not bring about more reacial hatred towards the US... We can ill afford it... Lets hope something good will come out of all of this for a change

pete O (242)
Friday September 4, 2009, 5:41 am
I hope all those who were treated in such a degrading way, can find some peace in their hearts again.Post traumatic stress simply doesnt dissapear. more needs to be done for those who were imprisoned by nato forces.more far more.the shame Balir and Bush have brought on us and they still walk free with everything material they need for the rest of their lives.....

Charlie L (29)
Sunday September 6, 2009, 11:42 pm
When you consider that he was deprived of anything remotely resembling a normal life throughout his teen years his compensation should be astronomical. What price can you put on that many years of a child's life unjustly taken away? May we never give up the fight to bring Bush, Cheney and their cronies to justice. Thank you Eleanor for your tireless efforts to secure the freedom of this young man and so many others.

Eleanor B (909)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 1:04 pm
One day I hope these people will be brought to justice, Charlie, as I hope those in the UK responsible as US puppets will be too for their support of and their instigation of torture. Instigation - part and parcel of the whole thing. Today I learned that a man under control order has been freed - not because they will admit the allegations against him were wrong and perhaps came from people given his name under torture and forced to implicate him, a marked man, a dissident in his own country - but because they were now going to have to give the information in an open COURT because the Law Lords have said that his incarceration and subsequent control order was wrong. So they have freed him after years of wrongful abuse without an airing in court because the TRUTH would have come out. Shame on them all who have done this to innocent human beings.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 31, 2009, 2:53 am
Another very significant piece of Jawad’s story is that of the BSCT psychologist who told her attorney that if called to testify she would plead the fifth amendment rather than testify to her actions. Holding her accountable remains an unresolved piece of Jawad’s case.

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