The Palestinian, Abu Zubaydah, will denounce the United States and six other countries before the U.N. for torture and 19 years of arbitrary imprisonment. He will demand his release, given that after being accused of helping to plan the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York in 2001, no evidence has been presented against him.
Zubaydah, now 50, born Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn in Saudi Arabia, was arrested in Pakistan in March 2002 on suspicion of being a senior member of Al-Qaeda, reports France 24 of April 30.
After his arrest, the CIA transferred him to a series of secret units in several countries where he was brutally interrogated. In 2003, he was transferred to the maximum-security prison located in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he has been held ever since.
What is clear from the statements of FBI agents and other officials is that he was a collaborator with the authorities from the moment of his arrest and was never proven to belong to any terrorist movement.
This situation would make his interminable detention even more unjust and incomprehensible. The torture he was subjected to, including 83 simulated drownings and other terrible techniques—now prohibited—is recorded.
“His detention has no lawful basis in international law (and) offends all principles of due process,” said his lawyer, Helen Duffy, in a statement, in which she specified that the complaint would be submitted to the U.N. Working Group.
She added: “After 19 years of arbitrary detention, the only appropriate legal remedy for Abu Zubaydah is release and rehabilitation.”
Along with the United States, the complaint will be extended to Great Britain, Thailand, Afghanistan, Lithuania, Poland, and Morocco.
A situation similar to Zubaydah’s is that of most of the other 40 Guantanamo detainees, who have not been given a fair trial and therefore have not been convicted but face an indefinite loss of liberty.
After Poland launched an investigation into torture by the CIA in a clandestine center located within its territory, this case became topical.
However, it is not clear whether the Open Society Justice Initiative, an organization financed by international speculator George Soros, who usually funds many leftist movements and organizations worldwide, was involved in this investigation.
The participation of Soros and his entities in the election of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judges has raised questions.
Just last month, Maïté De Rue, a lawyer with the Open Society Justice Initiative in New York, founded and funded by George Soros, was nominated for the position, according to the European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ).
De Rue specializes in strategic litigation before national and international courts. She has, among other things, filed a brief before the ECtHR in connection with the dismissal of Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor.
On the other hand, the attacks on the Twin Towers, home of the World Trade Center in New York, killed 2,977 people and injured 25,000, making it the deadliest terrorist attack in history. Many people suffered long-term health problems as a result of the destruction.
Although the official version maintains that the planes crashed into the structures causing the disaster, other investigations assure that controlled explosions were the real culprits.