Saturday, May 13, 2017

Al-Qaeda-Linked Guantánamo Detainee to Testify Ahead of Alleged 9/11 Masterminds Trial

Al-Qaeda-Linked Guantánamo Detainee to Testify Ahead of Alleged 9/11 Masterminds Trial: A Guantánamo prisoner, Abu Zubaydah, is expected to testify for the first time about allegedly being subjected to prolonged torture at CIA black sites.

“The Palestinian was subjected to prolonged torture, including 83 bouts of waterboarding in one month, being kept naked and being placed in a box the size of a coffin,” reports the Guardian. “The US government claims he played a key role through the 1990s in connecting al-Qaida operatives around the world, though the CIA’s initial assumption that he had been the third-most senior al-Qaida leader turned out to be a gross exaggeration”:

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