Small Details At Gitmo: Torturee, Not Terrorist

Abby Zimet

A federal judge has ordered a Guantanamo prisoner from Syria freed, saying he was a victim not a follower of the Taliban. Abdulrahim Abdul Razak al Ginco – "Janko" in the opinion – was captured by U.S. troops in Afghanistan after having been tortured by Al Qaeda in a Taliban prison – torture caught on videotapes the U.S. had, but misinterpreted. Judge Richard Leon rejected the government's claims that Janko supported those who tortured him.  

"I disagree!" he wrote, adding that the US stance "defies common sense."

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