Lakhdar Boumedienne spent 7 1/2 years at Guantanamo Bay, and now he's talking. According to ABC News, Boumedienne worked as an aid worker in Bosnia, when the Bosnian police picked him up for allegedly conspiring to blow up the U.S. and British embassies. Although the charges were dropped, Bosnia handed him over to the U.S. under pressure from the Bush administration. That's when his ordeal began. When asked if he thought he was tortured, Boumediene answered, "I don't think. I'm sure." He says he was pulled up by his armpits while his legs were shackled, forced to run with the camp guards and dragged when he could not keep up, and that after he began his hunger strike, they would deliberately poke the hypodermic needle in the wrong part of his arm. Strangely, no one asked him about the alleged plot, he said, only about whether he knew Osama bin Laden. After 7 1/2 years, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court led to his release. "I'm a normal man," he said. "I'm not a terrorist."
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