October 2, 2009
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The decision of the US District Court in Al Rabiah v. US (pdf) is devastating. (Before he was detained in Afghanistan, it appears that Al Rabiah was an overweight 43-year-old mechanic for Kuwait Air who used his vacation time to travel to disaster areas and help charitable organizations.)

US interrogators advised a suspect, who was being tortured, to confess to something, because then he could serve his sentence and be released.

“There is nothing against you. But there is no innocent person here. So, you should confess to something so you can be charged and sentenced and serve your sentence and then go back to your family and country, because you will not leave this place innocent. (p. 41)