ex-GITMO Afghan detainee will sue US

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Young Guantanamo Afghan to sue US -video inside

Mr Jawad’s lawyers said his family would sue for compensation in US courts, but added that he needed as much financial assistance as possible in the short term.

“The way forward right now is to avail the Afghanistan government and the US government of funding to help train him and get him back to normalcy,” Mr Jawad’s lawyer Major Eric Montalvo was quoted by the Associated Press news agency as saying.

“So to not give him any compensation – any way to help him back to civilisation – this is unacceptable,” Mr Montalvo told a press conference in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

“There is no difference between being confined in Guantanamo Bay or being left out in the wild without assistance,” he said.

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