Given the recent trouble Amnesty have found themselves in over their championing of Guantanamo inmate Moazzam Begg, you'd think anyone with an iota of common sense would pause a moment before making Binyam Mohammed the next poster child for American brutality.
If he was treated in a manner that is illegal then it is wrong, but to make out that he was "in the wrong place at the wrong time", is absurd. There might be a plausible explanation for why an Ethiopian national was in Pakistan mingling with known jihadists but none seems to have been forthcoming.
It should be possible to argue that Guantanamo inmates have been treated unfairly without jumping to the conclusion that everyone who has spent time there is a cross between Nelson Mandela and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
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