TV News LIES

Monday, Aug 29th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Hunger striker writes NY Times OpEd: Gitmo Is Killing Me

Hunger striker writes NY Times OpEd: Gitmo Is Killing Me

E-mail Print PDF

Hunger strikerOne man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity.

I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three months. I have never been charged with any crime. I have never received a trial.

I could have been home years ago — no one seriously thinks I am a threat — but still I am here. Years ago the military said I was a “guard” for Osama bin Laden, but this was nonsense, like something out of the American movies I used to watch. They don’t even seem to believe it anymore. But they don’t seem to care how long I sit here, either.

When I was at home in Yemen, in 2000, a childhood friend told me that in Afghanistan I could do better than the $50 a month I earned in a factory, and support my family. I’d never really traveled, and knew nothing about Afghanistan, but I gave it a try.

I was wrong to trust him. There was no work. I wanted to leave, but had no money to fly home. After the American invasion in 2001, I fled to Pakistan like everyone else. The Pakistanis arrested me when I asked to see someone from the Yemeni Embassy. I was then sent to Kandahar, and put on the first plane to Gitmo.

TVNL Comment:  Read it, and wonder why they hate us....

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Israel: Eviction plan violates Palestinian land rights

Israel: Eviction plan violates Palestinian rightsSilwad, occupied West Bank - From the side of Route 449, just south of the occupied...

U.S. ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Hebron Settlement Expansion

Hebron expansion The U.S. State Department called Israeli government approval for the planning of new housing for Jews...

U.S. to Accept 10,000th Syrian Refugee

US to accept 10,000th Syrian refugeeThe U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in...

Canada's stolen daughters: Sex traffickers target indigenous Canadians

Sex traffickers target Canada's indigenous women)As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor,...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!