Gabe Rottman,
Legislative Counsel,
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
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May 3, 2007

Reuters on the repatriation of another Morrocan detainee. The human story:

Relatives say he suffers from bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, and needs to take medication regularly.Errachidi lived in Britain for 17 years and worked as a chef in London restaurants. According to the British-based legal charity Reprieve, which represents him, he was arrested in Pakistan after traveling there in 2001 on a business venture to fund a heart operation for his younger son, Imran.While there, he was affected by television footage of the U.S. invasion of neighboring Afghanistan and went there to try to help refugees from bombing raids, a decision his lawyers say reflected his erratic judgment caused by his illness.Once in Afghanistan, he soon realized there was nothing he could do and it was dangerous to stay. He was detained after crossing back into Pakistan.Pakistani officials then “sold Ahmed to the U.S. military for a bounty that was negotiated while he stood by in shackles and a hood,” Reprieve said in a press release on his case.The U.S. government has repatriated 10 Moroccans from Guantanamo in the past three years, according to lawyers.

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