Thursday, February 19, 2004


From the London Telegraph:
An Afghan boy whose 14-month detention by US authorities as a terrorist suspect in Cuba prompted an outcry from human rights campaigners said yesterday that he enjoyed his time in the camp.

Mohammed Ismail Agha, 15, who until last week was held at the US military base in Guantanamo Bay, said that he was treated very well and particularly enjoyed learning to speak English. His words will disappoint critics of the US policy of detaining "illegal combatants" in south-east Cuba indefinitely and without trial.
The story goes on to say that Mr. Agha, during his detention, received:
  • School work
  • "Good" food with fruit and water
  • Water for prayer and ablutions
  • Books in his native Pashto language
It's currently a comfortable 82 degrees Fahrenheit under partly cloudy skies at Guantanamo Bay Naval Air Station.

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