His name is Lakhdar Boumediene, we locked him in Guantanamo

The New York Times  published the testimony of a survivor of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay Cuba.  Lakhadar Boumediene worked for Red Crescent helping orphan children when he was accused of a bomb plot and was taken to Guantanamo Bay.

I went on a hunger strike for two years because no one would tell me why I was being imprisoned. Twice each day my captors would shove a tube up my nose, down my throat and into my stomach so they could pour food into me. It was excruciating, but I was innocent and so I kept up my protest.

via My Guantánamo Nightmare – NYTimes.com.

He was freed after finally getting a (civilian) judicial review of his case.

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