Friday, January 3, 2014

Declared Innocent in 2003; Released From Gitmo in 2013

This story from Ed Brayton's Freethoughtblogs is a sad reflection on the National Security State and our post-9/11 obsession with terrorism and safety from it. The people involved fled China in 2001 because of repression from the government. They were rounded up after the 9/11 attacked, but in 2003, military leaders determined that they were not involved in Al Qaeda or any other Taliban group, according to recently leaked documents, and advocated that they be released from Gitmo. They did get released...ten years later. This was after a military tribunal ruled them innocent and suggested that they be released in 2005...and after a civilian court ordered that they be released into the United States in 2008.

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