As reported by the Guadrian.co.uk and according to Mohamed’s team of defense, the man “was detained in Pakistan in 2002 and secretly rendered to Morocco, where he claims he was tortured by having his penis cut with a razor blade. He was also detained and interrogated in Afghanistan before being taken to Guantánamo Bay in 2004, where he is awaiting trial.”
The anti-torture organization Reprieve, deplored the British government’s reluctance to communicate documents which may prove Binyam’s innocence and/or maltreatment. The head of the Organization declared that “The British government effectively says that a British resident’s right to a fair trial is less important than avoiding embarrassing the Bush Administration, and we’ll just gloss over the fact that he was tortured. But British national security cannot ever be enhanced by torture. To borrow from President Bill Clinton’s speech two days ago – the world is more impressed by the power of our example, than the example of America abusing its power. To suggest otherwise is, surely, Britain going back to the role of poodle.”
And how on earth shall I describe the despicable attitude of my own government? I’m speechless and abhorred by the Moroccan authorities’ attitude, abasing themselves into a vulgar executor of America’s dirty business. How is that for democracy and human rights which the regime is glossing over ad-nauseum?