A Mauritanian freed from the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay after five years of detention and flown back home last week said he was physically and morally tortured while imprisoned.

Mohamed Lemine Ould Sidi Mohamed, who was arrested in Peshawar, Pakistan in 2002, told the press Tuesday that he “suffered very tough physical and moral torture” before he was acquitted by a US tribunal.

He was freed from Guantanamo in April this year, but awaited repatriation clearance from Mauritania pending verification of his nationality.

“Other prisoners, simple innocent Muslims were also tortured, humiliated in their beliefs and their human dignity,” he added. (MORE)


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