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Guantanamo Prisoner Alleges Guard Mistreatment

The Miami Herald reports that Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, the alleged USS Cole bomber, is threatening refusal to appear in court because he is being mistreated by Guantanamo guards. Specifically, the article states Nashiri complains that military transport has been so uncomfortable that it causes him to throw up, an alleged result of a back injury that was caused in 2006 when Nashiri was waterboarded by the CIA. The Miami Herald quotes Nashiri as saying:

I do intend to attend all future sessions. But if the guards do not treat me better, I have the right not to come and let the world know that the judge sentenced me to death because I didn’t show up to court due to chains.

 

You can read the full Miami Herald article here.

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