Skip to comments.Gitmo Detainee to be Released Next Week
Posted on 02/20/2009 10:31:51 PM PST by BAW
ABC News has learned that the Obama administration will begin the process of releasing a prisoner from the Detainee Center at Guantanamo Bay next week, perhaps as early as Monday.
Binyam Mohamed, a 30-year-old Ethiopian and legal resident of the UK, will be transferred into British custody, government officials told ABC News. The British will fly Mohamed back to England. The British government has signaled it intends to subject Mohamed to surveillance, but he is not expected to be arrested.
British authorities have long expressed concern that any evidence against Mohamed would be inadmissible because of alleged torture against him by Pakistani and U.S. authorities.
The White House had no comment.
Mohamed has been detained at Gitmo since September 2004. He was first arrested in Pakistan by local authorities in 2002 and turned over to U.S. military authorities a few months later.
According to the Combatant Status Review Board filings summarizing evidence against Mohamed for combatant status review tribunal recently made unclassified (see HERE and HERE), Mohamed "received paramilitary training" at the al Faruq training camp in Afghanistan.
There he learned about "light arms handling, explosives, and principles of topography." He was "taught to falsify documents and received instruction from a senior al Qaida operative on how to encode telephone numbers..."
"The detainee proposed, to senior al-Qaida leaders, the idea of attacking subway trains in the United States," the board statement says. In Karachi, Mohamed "received explosives and remote-controlled-detonator training from an al Qaida operative." An al Qaida operative also told Mohamed to go to the U.S. "to assistant in terrorist operations," the document states. He allegedly was planning to use a "dirty bomb."
All terrorism-related charges against Mohamed were dropped in 2007.
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The ACLU can kiss my a$$.
And the moment Mohamed gets to UK he will vanish
Good luck, Brits.
Except for the destroying America thing— this whole Obama as President episode is kind of funny.
Detainee Alleging Torture to Be Sent to Britain, Source Says
By Peter Finn and Julie Tate
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, February 20, 2009; Page A07
SNIPPET: A former British resident held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be flown home early next week, marking the first transfer of a Guantanamo detainee by the Obama administration, according to a source involved in the process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on the subject.
The British government had pressed the new administration to make the case of Binyam Mohammed a priority.
67 posted on February 20, 2009 10:28:35 PM PST by Cindy
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ADDING to post no. 67:
By Thomas Joscelyn
Weekly Standard | Friday, February 20, 2009
68 posted on February 20, 2009 10:30:19 PM PST by Cindy
execute them all
maybe the IED will go off early and the he’ll only take himself out.
Note: The following text is a quote:
Agreement from US to return Mr Mohamed to the UK (20/02/2009)
Foreign Secretary David Miliband released a statement 20 February 2009 announcing an agreement from the US to return Mr Binyam Mohamed to the UK.
Read the statement
The UK and US Governments have reached agreement on the transfer of Mr Binyam Mohamed from Guantanamo Bay to the UK. He will be returned as soon as the practical arrangements can be made. This result follows recent discussions between the British and US Governments and a medical assessment, undertaken by a UK doctor, that Mr Mohamed is medically fit to return.
The UK Government requested the release and return of all former legal UK residents detained at Guantanamo Bay in August 2007. The Home Secretary and I took this decision in light of work by the US Government to reduce the number of those detained at Guantanamo with the aim of closing the facility and our wish to offer practical and concrete support to those efforts. In reaching this decision we gave full consideration to the need to maintain national security and the Governments overriding responsibilities in this regard.
Mr Mohameds return does not constitute a commitment by the Home Secretary that he may remain permanently in the UK. His immigration status will be reviewed following his return and the same security considerations will apply to him as would apply to any other foreign national in this country. As always, all appropriate steps will be taken to protect national security.
Good grief. This is going to end so very tragically.
I pray that this is the case. Maybe he’ll end up like those doctors a couple of years ago who tried to blow up the nightclub and then attacked the airport in Glasgow, but only ended up doing minor damage and one of them ended up dying of his burns a few weeks later.
The good guys do get lucky every once in a while.
As a sign of good faith he should be made personal security for Obama’s children.
What's really funny is hearing someone like Bill Maher say that Obama is the smartest prez since he could remember.
What’s the over/under on....
When this guy gives his first interview detailing all the “horrible, torturous things” the US perpetrated against him?
This guy filing a lawsuit in international court?
Taking the 10:00 time slot after Olbermann and Maddow on MSNBC?
Any takers? We should start a pool.
Id like to think we have a bead on him and his cohorts and that dark evil things happen upon him.
can someone put him directly in the path of one those drones overflying Iraq? please?
“...attacked the airport in Glasgow, but only ended up doing minor damage and one of them ended up dying of his burns a few weeks later.”
That really was hilarious. The moron ended up extra crispy on earth, and again when he got to Hell.
If "The White House" (seems like there used to be a President involved) can keep that going for the next 4 years, we just might survive!
And there you have it, folks!
Post no. 9 lays it out.
If one American is hurt from this; we know who to look for.
Americans, including infants and children have been raped, murdered, and killed
by probably close to 50,000 illegal aliens a year.
Congress DOES NOT CARE. Never did. Never will.
You know it. And they KNOW you know it.
Truism du jour!...and to elaborate in my way of thinking:
Except for the destroying America thing this whole Obama as President Carteresque episode is kind of funny. Seems Iran will hold Obama hostage for as long as they held Carter Hostage! We need another Reagan, but I'd be satisfied with a Teddy Roosevelt.
I think a Franco would be in order.
What’s really funny is hearing someone like Bill Maher say that Obama is the smartest prez since he could remember.
What do you expect from Maher? He’s thrilled to pieces that zer0 and his king kong manbeast beard of a wife aren’t going to church anymore. Maher looks like a albino rat and he is a despicable man.
I've always been fascinated by disaster movies and books. Current favorites are about huge comet and asteroid strikes, Deep Impact (movie) and Lucifer's Hammer (book).
They put the petty doings of Prez O in perspective.
Other fun disaster books are the old When Worlds Collide, No Blade of Grass and The Ragged Edge, and a movie now more pertinent, Red Dawn.
My bet is the guy claims some disability from his “torture” and he will get a fat British government disability benefit check every month. He will probably retire from his jihadi ways and hang out at the local coffee shop. Now he will be a gitmo “star”. No reason to blow yourself up when you can get some of those 72 virgins on earth...
And the moment Mohamed gets to UK he will vanish”
What is the over/under on how long before they find him acting as a terrorist again?
This is another insult to the Brits—following the return of the Winston Churchill statue.
the over/under would about a month maybe two at most.
February 23, 2009
Note: The following text is a quote:
United States Transfers Binyam Mohammed to United Kingdom
WASHINGTON The Department of Justice today announced the transfer to the United Kingdom of Binyam Mohammed, an Ethiopian national and former resident of the United Kingdom who had been held at the Guantanamo detention facility since 2004.
As directed by the Executive Order issued by President Obama on January 22, 2009, an interagency panel has reviewed Mohammeds case and determined that his transfer, pursuant to an arrangement between the United States and the United Kingdom, is consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice.
“The friendship and assistance of the international community is vitally important as we work to close Guantanamo, and we greatly appreciate the efforts of the British government to work with us on the transfer of Binyam Mohammed,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.
Mohammed is the first Guantanamo detainee to be transferred under the review of all Guantanamo detainees directed by the President. He departed Guantanamo aboard a United Kingdom aircraft Sunday night and arrived in the United Kingdom today.