Russian Ex-Gitmo Prisoners to Sue US
Captured on an Afghanistan battlefield they say they were held until their release in 2004, illegally!
Eight Former Russian Guantanamo prisoners captured in Afghanistan are going to sue the US for being detained illegally. Two of the eight were recently held for terrorist charges since they returned to Russia:
The most active of the group, Airat Vakhitov, who has been closely cooperating with Russian rights activists and writing a book about Guantanamo, told the radio station that the current life of the former inmates is very difficult.
Two of them have been under examination facing charges of terrorism in Russia. One is dying of injuries he sustained in the notorious prison. (he says)
Vakhitov also said he has filed his own lawsuit on charges that he was subjected to torture and is awaiting the trial.
Eight Russians were seized in a counter-terrorist operation in Afghanistan and kept at the Guantanamo base in Cuba with other Taliban and terrorist suspects, and extradited home in 2004.