Small Details At Gitmo: Torturee, Not Terrorist

Small Details At Gitmo: Torturee, Not Terrorist

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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.  



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

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