Afghanistan: To Guantanamo for a Misunderstanding

Sanjar Qiam tells the story of Faqeer Ahmadi, a 34 year old man from the Kharwar district of Afghanistan's Wardak province who was held at Guantanamo Bay for a year over a misunderstanding.

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