Moazzam Begg is a British Pakistani who was held without charge by the US for 3 years in the notorious Bagram and Guantanamo Bay detention centres. After much public outcry he was finally released in 2005, and in 2010, the British Government announced an out-of-court financial settlement for their complicity in the whole affair. He has written a book, ‘Enemy Combatant,’ which details the abuse carried out at the detention centres. He is currently a media commentator and speaks about international anti-terror measures and how they are eroding human rights.
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