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Guantánamo Bay victim sues Ottawa for $50 million

Rehmat’s World | November 13, 2017

Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian-born technician, who took refuge in Canada in 1995, has sued the Canadian government for $50 million as compensation for the detention, and physical abuse he suffered during his eleven years imprisonment (2002-2013) at the Guantánamo Bay Zionist torture camp.

Djamel Ameziane was deported to his native country by US authorities in 2013. Ameziane, 50, was never charged or prosecuted for the alleged terrorist activities by US authorities during his eleven years at Guantánamo Bay.

Nate Whitling, an Edmonton lawyer filed the petition in Ontario Superior Court on Monday last week – claiming $50 million in damages, alleging the Canadian government co-operated with the United States while his client was being arbitrarily detained without cause in the notorious American military prison in [occupied] Cuba.

The lawsuit alleges that after being tortured and detained in Kandahar, he was transferred to Guantanamo Bay in February 2002, and that the Americans’ decision to transfer Ameziane was based on information and intelligence obtained in part from the Canadian government.

The lawsuit also alleges that while being held at Guantanamo Bay, Ameziane was subjected to horrific physical and psychological abuses.

It also alleges that Canadian officials arrived at Guantanamo and interrogated Ameziane multiple times, despite being aware of reports of abuse and mistreatment of detainees, and being aware that Ameziane was being held with no charges and no access to legal counsel.

Whitling has said that Ameziane’s case calls for a full-scale public inquiry into Canada’s alleged role in the treatment of innocent detainees held in Guantanamo Bay.

Earlier Whitling represented Omar Khadr, Canadian teenage prisoner at Guantanamo Bay for 15 years, who was paid Canadian $10 million out-of-court by the Canadian government and given a written apology earlier this year.

Listen below to the experiences of three British Muslims kept at Guantanamo Bay for years without prosecution in court for alleged terrorist activities.

November 13, 2017 - Posted by | Subjugation - Torture, Timeless or most popular, Video | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. When the “Home of the Brave” and “The Land of the Free” keep and maintain a Torture and Detention Centre in a Third World Country, simply to excise their unlawful behaviour from The USA’s LEGAL system, you know there is something terribly wrong.
    This facility was used to detain some of the 19 Arabs from Saudi Arabia who are alleged to have been responsible for the “attack” of 9/11, have never been found guilty of any crime under American Law(Presumably, even under torture)
    It’s an admission by the USA that they are NOT GUILTY of any crime(which they most probably aren’t).
    And they say that Adolph Hitler was a “Bad Guy”.
    A Fair and “INDEPENDENT” inquiry into 9/11, could clear this all up in No time, but, by their inaction, the USA government looks like a guilty party to the Crime of the Century(so far, anyway)

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | November 13, 2017 | Reply


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