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Dutch Iraqi convicted of terrorism says he was forced to make confession

Oct 17th, 2010 Uncategorized

The Dutch News reports on October 15, 2010, in an article entitled "Dutch Iraqi convicted of terrorism says he was forced to make confession," that a Dutch Iraqi jailed by a U.S. court for 25 years on terrorism charges says he was forced into making a confession. 

The man, Wesam al Delaema, who professes not to be a terrorist who planned attacks on US soldiers, told news agency ANP, "I have done nothing but I could not take it any more after spending six months in isolation in jail…I found out for myself that prisons like Abu Ghraib in Iraq also exist in the capital of the US…I wanted to die. My only chance to get out was to confess." 

Video footage which shows him planting roadside bombs is misleading, al Delaema told ANP. He tells the news source:

"I filmed the resistance in Fallujah and showed what they did. I might have acted as if I was one of them but I was not. Yes, I was angry at what the Americans have done in Iraq."

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