Guantanamo Calling

by
Abby Zimet

In the first media interview
with a Guantanamo prisoner, a detainee from Chad awaiting release
secretly called Al-Jazeera to complain of beatings and tear gassing
there. Mohammed el Gharani called Sami al-Hajj, a journalist for
the Arab network who was himself held
at Guantanamo for six years. His charges of abuse echoe other claims
that guards at the prison, which President Obama has vowed to close, are "taking their last
revenge." 

 

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