The five British men who were recently released after spending two years of detention in Guantanamo Bay are considering legal action against the
United States. The five men who range in age from 22 to 37 had all insisted that they were innocent of terrorism charges and were just in the wrong
place at the wrong time. There are still four other British citizens being held in Guantanamo.
Freed British Guantanamo Detainees Consider Legal Action Against U.S.
"It is what we expected to happen," said Steven Watt, a British lawyer with the U.S. based Center for Constitutional Rights, who represented two of
the arrested men -- Asif Iqbal and Shafiq Rasul.
"I think they are owed something by the U.S. government, but whether they will ever be able to get it is another thing," Watt said.
Robert Lizar, the lawyer for al-Harith, has said his client wanted the U.S. authorities "to answer for the injustice which he has suffered."
"He has been treated in a cruel, inhumane and degrading manner, he wants the authorities to answer for that," Lizar added.