Mohammad Jawad: Ex-Guantanamo Prisoner Sues US for Mistreatment
Ex-Guantanamo detainee Mohammad Jawad is suing the US government for ill treatment. Mohammad Jawad was released from the Guantanamo Bay prison earlier this week, according to earthtimes.org.
Jawad, now in his early 20s, was released after 7 years and was one of the youngest to be imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. He was reportedly 12-15 when he was arrested in Afghanistan for throwing a hand grenade at a US convoy. The Pentagon maintains that Jawad was 16-17 years old when he was incarcerated, according to the australian news.
Jawad`s lawyer, US military lawyer Major Eric Montalvo, does not think that the case will result in a resounding victory for the ex-prisoner.
'The mistake has already been made, and I don't think that the American government could really resolve that in his favour,' lawyer Eric Montalvo told a press conference.
However, he says that even a little compensation will take care of his living and housing expenses in Afghanistan.
"It does not take a lot of money to help him sustain his life in Afghanistan. So I think it's a very small amount of money that would make a big difference to this young man's life," Mr Montalvo said, declining to name a figure,
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