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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Now they want to STAY at Gitmo? Gimme a freaking break!!!!

Short and sweet, now we have a Gitmo prisoner due for release, but NO, he and his lawyers are filing emergency motions to halt his release.

An inmate of Guantanamo Bay who spends 22 hours each day in an isolation cell is fighting for the right to stay in the notorious internment camp.

Ahmed Belbacha fears that he will be tortured or killed if the United States goes ahead with plans to return him to his native Algeria.

The Times has learnt that Mr Belbacha, who lived in Britain for three years, has filed an emergency motion at the US Court of Appeals in Washington DC asking for his transfer out of Guantanamo to be halted. He was cleared for release from Camp Delta in February and his lawyers believe that his return to Algerian custody is imminent.

Mr Belbacha says that if he returns to Algeria, he faces the threat of torture by security services and murder by Islamist terrorists.

Read the rest yourself, this is simply too ridiculous for me to even comment on.

More from the Jawa Report and NewsBusters and a hat tip to memeorandum for this.