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Issue No. 2062

“Now we have won America can go out of Iraq. Perhaps not today but certainly tomorrow or the next day.”
Younis Mahmoud captain of the Iraqi football team after scoring the winning goal in the Asian cup final

“[An MI5 lawyer called Simon] promised they would even protect me and my family if they had to.”
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Bisher al-Rawi speaks about how he was betrayed by MI5 after helping them

“The questions made it plain that the Americans had been given the contents of my own MI5 file. I had agreed to help MI5 because I wanted to prevent terrorism. The information I had freely given them was being used against me in an attempt to prove that I was some kind of terrorist.”
Bisher al-Rawi

“They dressed me in two layers of nappies and tracksuit bottoms and a top. On top of that they put a harness, and shackled and cuffed me again, fixing the chains through the harness. They dragged me into the plane. They forced me on to a stretcher and tied me to it tightly.”
Bisher al-Rawi describes his removal to Guantanamo


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Who Says?
Tue 31 Jul 2007, 18:49 BST
Issue No. 2062
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