Sunday, October 18, 2009

UPDATED on BINYAM MOHAMED with Congrats to Andy Worthington

In this file photo dated 2000 and released by the human rights and legal defense organization Reprieve, Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed is pictured in London. Mohamed, a former U.K. resident alleges he was tortured while in U.S. custody. Newer reports would appear to back up these allegations.

Recent reports appear to back up this allegation: here Scott Horton on Britain’s High Court issued a decision on Friday directing that classified information shared by the CIA with British intelligence services concerning the torture and mistreatment of a former Guantánamo prisoner be made public. Harper's

Photo of Binyam Mohamed (courtesy of Andy Worthington see article just below)

See NEWEST article on Binyam Mohamed featured Oct 20th at Andy Worthington's site: here

CONGRATULATIONS to Andy for his amazingly faithful work to end torture - with his focus on Gitmo prisoners to this day. He was rewarded with being in the TOP category on the internet - SEE here

Andy speaks to blogs and sites: (which)"reward perseverance and specialization, and that it favors cooperation over self-absorption. Linking, networking, communication: the Internet positively embraces all these, and remains resistant to corporate attempts to raise tollbooths on its highways.

To this I would only add that, when it comes to favoring cooperation over self-absorption, what this means in particular is that the Internet is genuinely democratic, favoring those who willingly share their information, rather than jealously guarding it, and that, so long as links are provided, cross-posting articles invariably raises bloggers’ profiles, and their visibility to search engines.

So please feel free to join in this ongoing experiment. As ever, I ask cross-posters only to link to my site and to preserve internal links. And if you’re new to the site, you could, if you like, begin by looking at my latest article."

Again, for more on Andy's site, go to: Andy Worthington dot co dot uk or CLICK here

Read earlier items on Binyam Mohamed and on EXTRAORDINARY RENDITIONS

Earlier see British/US dynamic on Binyam Mohamed's case at: here

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