03 August 2007

That was then, this is now files

A lawyer for an Algerian army veteran held at Guantanamo Bay said Friday he faces persecution from both the Algerian government and Islamic extremists if he is returned to his homeland as planned.

A U.S. federal judge in Washington rejected an emergency motion Friday to prevent Ahmed Bel Bacha’s repatriation, and one of his attorneys said they will appeal.

Bel Bacha is among at least two dozen Guantanamo detainees who have expressed fear that they will face abuse if sent to their native countries, according to human rights groups who dismiss as worthless diplomatic assurances they will be treated humanely.

But I thought the Guantanamo camp was the worst abuse of human rights on the entire planet. How could it possibly get worse for anyone leaving it?

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