Al Jazeera Cameraman: Gitmo the ‘Most Heinous Prison Mankind Has Ever Known’
That Al Jazeera cameraman recently released from Guantanamo Bay was dragged out of his hospital bed (he’s the victim of a hunger strike) and propped up in front of the cameras by the Sudanese regime yesterday in Khartoum, to say that the Gitmo facility was the absolute worst prison in all of human history.
It was heinous.
KHARTOUM, Sudan - An Al-Jazeera cameraman released from the U.S.-run Guantanamo Bay detention center last week described it Monday as the worst prison mankind has ever seen.
Sami al-Haj, a Sudanese citizen, was whisked from his hospital bed in a convoy escorted by police cars with flashing lights and wailing sirens to an outdoor event in his neighborhood organized by his family. His speech was broadcast live on Sudanese television.
“After 2,340 days spent in the most heinous prison mankind has ever known, we are honored to be here. Thank you, and thank all those defended us and of our right in freedom,” he told the cheering crowd.