Seven Years in Illegal Custody: No Problem
Mohammed Jawad, one of the youngest and most controversial prisoners
held at Guantanamo,
was released and returned to Afghanistan today, ending almost seven
years of illegal detention by the U.S. Arrested in 2002 as a young
teenager for allegedly throwing a grenade, Jawad's "confession" was
thrown out because he was tortured. For more on his case with the ACLU, go here. For his first interview, go here.
"I hadn't done anything - they took me for nothing."