'I Wake Up Screaming': A Gitmo Nightmare
By Carol Grisanti and Fakhar ur Rehman
Reprieve is suing the Pakistani government on behalf of seven Pakistani prisoners who are in detention in Afghanistan's Bagram. The charity sued the government for illegal rendition and for violating the men's human and constitutional rights.
The case has been postponed until later this month.
The ex-detainees, Britons or British residents, were claiming damages from the government over allegations that they were mistreated during their detention abroad with the knowledge and in some cases the complicity of British security services.
Madni was released without a conviction after his lawyer Richard Cys of Davis Wright Tremaine took up the case pro bono in the U.S. courts.
"We are pleased that he was released from his imprisonment," Cys said in a written response to an interview request from NBC News.
Guantanamo Bay prison is still holding 173 detainees, according to Reprieve.
'My family won't forget'
In Pakistan, Asma Jehanghir, president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and a human rights lawyer, promised to fight Madni's case in the Pakistani courts in order to lift his house arrest.
But Obama closing Guantanamo and the government clearing his name won't erase the last eight years of Madni's life.
"What they did to me me and my family won't forget for 100 years," Madni says. "There are a lot of people like me that never did anything and were in Guantanamo Bay."
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