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Monday, January 10

 

ABOUT FUCKING TIME

The four remaining Britons held at Guantánamo Bay are to be released within the "next few weeks", foreign secretary Jack Straw announced today.
The imminent release of Moazzam Begg, Feroz Abbasi, Martin Mubanga and Richard Belmar comes after months of what Mr Straw told the House of Commons had been "intense and complex" discussions with the American government over US security concerns.

Those discussions included a direct plea from Tony Blair to George Bush, as well as repeated assertions by a British delegation, which included the attorney-general, Lord Goldsmith, that a proposed military tribunal which Mr Begg and Mr Abbasi were listed to face did not meet international standards of justice.

Mr Straw said that once the four had returned from the US naval base in Cuba, UK police would decide whether to arrest and question them under the Terrorism Act 2000. "Any subsequent action will be a matter for the police and the Crown Prosecution Service," he said.



Oh right. Blair can beg Bush on his hands and knees for this ( how many blowjobs did it take?), but the Belmarsh prisoners are still there, despite a House of Lords decision saying their detention is unlawful. Every day the Blair government sinks to new levels of hypocrisy.

What kind of state are these men going to be in when they are released? Moazzam Begg particularly, whose father, Azmat Begg, has campaigned tirelessly for his son as only a parent can, is thought to be severely mentally and physically traumatised, not that the others aren't.


Moazzam Begg with his children before Guantanamo

Those poor men: arrested for nothing, imprisoned and tortured for nothing and now released to... nothing. They will have shattered lives, shattered health, will have lost their jobs - they will never ever really recovwer from what those US bastards did and are still doing to other innocents. I know that what goes around comes around, I just wish it would come around NOW, and that I could watch while it does.

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