Sunday, May 1, 2011

Gitmo files:The Worst Guantanamo Detention Story We've Heard So Far

The Telegraph is facing accusations today that, in releasing its Guantanamo Bay WikiLeaks files, it violated journalist ethics by publishing the name of a Pakistani teenager who was raped in Afghanistan before being shipped to Guantanamo. The ethics debate is important, but the story of the 15-year-old detainee is also worth highlighting given that it's one of the more horrific accounts we've come across so far.

The detainee was shipped to Guantanamo in January 2003 for what seems like a rather vague and flimsy reason--"his possible knowledge of Taliban resistance efforts and local leaders."