A Guantanamo prisoner whose account of torture is particularly cruel has been freed and is back in the UK. Binyam Mohamed’s case sparked controversy in early February 2009 when British foreign secretary David Miliband told his nation’s high court that the US threatened to withhold critical intelligence if evidence supporting Mohamed’s claims was released. (Miliband then quickly made a retraction.)
Mohamed was accused of attending an al-Qaeda training camp; however, he was never charged with a crime.
The former GITMO prisoner’s attorney, Lt. Col. Yvonne Bradley thanked the current U.S. administration for her client’s release. She had recently expressed concern Mohamed would come out of Guantanamo in a coffin.