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Mohamed Jawad: Statement on the day of his release

Democracy Now

August 25, 2009

There was a lot of oppression when I was in Guantanamo. And this inhuman action was not for one day, one week, or one month. I was oppressed for all the time I was there. Until I was released. They humiliated all the prisoners very badly. They would insult our religion and our Holy Koran. They were insulting to us and behaving in quite an inhuman way. They tortured prisoners very badly. They did not allow prisoners to sleep. They did not give us enough food. A lot of prisoners got sick. The treatment was very inhuman--which is against the law of all countries. And […] they knew that I was under age. And they didn't care about my age either.

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