MONTREAL: Canada is set to apologise and award millions of dollars of compensation to a former Guantanamo detainee who was captured in Afghanistan at the age of 15 and detained for 13 years, according to reports. Omar Khadr will receive at least Can$10 million ($8 million US) from the federal government for the treatment he was subjected to during his captivity, according to reports in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star which cited anonymous sources. Khadr, a Canadian citizen who spent 10 years at Guantanamo prison…
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY: A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay who went on hunger strike to demand relocation to another country has dropped his protest after receiving an offer, activists said Saturday. Syrian Jihad Diyab, who began his hunger strike more than two months ago, ended his protest and will travel to a new country, the group Vigilia por Diyab (Diyab Watch) announced, without specifying which country. "After 68 days on hunger strike, Jihan Diyab's quest for his right to family reunification has reached a…
NEW YORK: The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency used a wider array of sexual abuse and other forms of torture than was disclosed in a Senate report last year, according to a Guantanamo Bay detainee turned government cooperating witness.
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani detained at Afghanistan's infamous Bagram jail, where he was beaten and threatened with dogs, told AFP a damning US report on the brutal treatment of terror detainees will do nothing to return the five years he lost to the ordeal.