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An inmate of Guantanamo Bay who spends 22 hours each day in an isolation cell is fighting for the right to stay in the notorious internment camp.
Ahmed Belbacha fears that he will be tortured or killed if the United States goes ahead with plans to return him to his native Algeria.
The London Times reported that Belbacha, who lived in Britain for three years, has filed an emergency motion at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., asking for his transfer out of Guantanamo to be halted
Originally posted by iori_komei
Sending someone to a country you know they'll be killed in is just as bad as
committing that murder them self.
Originally posted by the_sentinal
Where would you like for them to send him?? if that is where he is from then what choice does the government have??
Belbacha went first to France and then to Britain, where he applied for asylum. He was given exceptional leave to remain pending the outcome of his application.
He lived in Bournemouth, Dorset, and worked as a cleaner at the Highcliff Hotel, where he cleaned John Prescott’s room during the 1999 Labour Party conference. The former Deputy Prime Minister left him a thank-you note and a $60 tip.
Originally posted by steve22
does anyone notice the source for this.... Do you really take this seriously at all when its reported on Fox? The credibility of Fox news is only slightly above that of the Weekly World News.
Originally posted by St Udio
I imagine he will still have a say so about just where he's released to,
just because he was born in Algeria,
is not the definitive reason to repatriate him there...
If he was snagged in the Afghanistan militant groups (AQ or Taliban)
captures & then housed at Gitmo...at the very least he should be transported to a neutral country & then given release.
Originally posted by shots
why should he have a say so?
No he was not snagged as you put it, he alleges he was sold to the Americans for a bounty according to him.
Originally posted by St Udio
& your suggesting the man is a capture by 'bounty hunters' ?
please tell us why/how/the reasoning for housing him with the captured
"enemy combatants" parked in Gitmo, Cuba...who were all captured by U.S. troops??
there's way too many twists & turns in this saga
Originally posted by andy1033
This probably is just propganda. They can transmit anything they want into a persons head, day after day, night after night. Sooner or later he will accept his circumstances. How can you trust anything coming from this sort of thing.
Originally posted by DarkStormCrow
Actually this is not an isolated case a number of the detainees do not want to return to thier home countries.
Guantanamo cell is better than freedom, says inmate fighting against release
The Perils of Return
Repatriated to Torture