Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Terror Suspect Who Pocketed A Million In Compensation

Standing at a bus stop, he is looking forward to an afternoon shopping with a male friend.
Although he returns home empty-handed he could have embarked on a lavish spending spree with ease.
For this is former terror suspect Binyam Mohamed and money has been no object for some time.
The 33-year-old has received £1million in compensation after claiming he was tortured with the complicity of the British security services at the U.S.’s infamous Guantanamo Bay naval base.
In March this year he paid £250,000 in cash for a terrace house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in Norbury, South London –a short distance from the Croydon Mosque and Islamic Centre.
Ethiopian-born Mohamed arrived in the UK in 1994, as a schoolboy seeking asylum. He travelled to Afghanistan in 2001. The U.S. alleged that he received paramilitary training at an Al Qaeda camp and plotted to detonate a radioactive bomb in America.
He was arrested in 2002 at Karachi airport in Pakistan as he tried to board a London-bound flight using a fake British passport.
In the CIA’s Afghan prison in Kabul, he was allegedly shackled in total darkness and forced to listen to ear-splitting Eminem music 24 hours a day for a month.
Mohamed claims that during detention in Pakistan he was questioned by an MI5 officer who knew he had been repeatedly tortured. In Morocco, he was allegedly hung from walls and ceilings, repeatedly beaten and cut with a scalpel. He was held in Guantanamo from 2004.

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