Eighty-Six Percent of Guantanamo Bay Inmates Were Sold to US Troops in Response to $5,000 Bounty Offer

ANGLO AMERICA, 29 Apr 2024

Jeremy Kuzmarov | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service

Sadek eating a peaceful meal with his family just before the police knock on his door and his life is changed forever.  [Source: lamgitmo.com]

I Am Gitmo spotlights the story of an Egyptian man who was incarcerated in notorious torture chamber for a decade after being wrongfully accused of being part of 9/11 plot.

22 Apr 2024 – Gamel Sadek was living a quiet life as a school teacher in Kandahar in March 2002 when his life was suddenly shattered.

While eating lunch one day with his wife and sons, two Afghan police came to his door and arrested him, taking him to a CIA black site at Bagram Air Base and then to Guantánamo Bay prison in occupied Cuban territory where he was tortured for the next ten years.

The U.S. government alleged that Sadek, an Egyptian who had fought with the mujahadin in the 1980s, was a member of al-Qaeda involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, though never developed any proof of this.

In reality, Sadek was sold out by his neighbor, who was paid a $5,000 bounty by U.S. soldiers under a program initiated by then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

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