Russell Brand Speaks With Former Guantanamo Prisoner


Wikipedia states: “Moazzam Begg is a British Pakistani citizen who was held in extrajudicial detention by the U.S. government in the Bagram Theater Internment Facility and the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp, in Cuba, for nearly three years after being arrested in Pakistan in February 2002.

“Arrested by Pakistani police at his home, he was transferred to the custody of US Army officers, who took him first to their detention center at Bagram, Afghanistan.

“Begg has said he spent time at two Islamic training camps in Afghanistan, supported militant Muslim fighters, bought a rifle and a handgun, and was acquainted with persons linked to terrorism, but he denies (other) U.S. allegations.

“Begg says that when he was incarcerated at Bagram, he was abused, which the Pentagon denies. He has claimed that he witnessed two detainees being beaten to death while detained at Bagram. After an investigation, in 2005 United States officials concluded the detainees were murdered by American soldiers.

Wikipedia: “President George W. Bush had Begg released without charge on 25 January 2005. The Pentagon, CIA, and FBI had objected, concerned that Begg could be a dangerous terrorist.  Begg and other British citizens who had been detained at Guantánamo sued the British government for complicity in their alleged abuse and torture while in the custody of the United States.”

Here Russell Brand speaks with Moazzam Begg about his capture and detainment.

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