— Leaked U.S. military documents reveal that a Guantanamo Bay detainee was freed after informing on 123 other prisoners, despite concerns about the reliability of his evidence, a British newspaper reported Tuesday.
The Guardian, The New York Times and El Pais are publishing details of more than 750 leaked U.S. military dossiers on terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo. They reveal that the detainees ranged from close associates of Osama bin Laden to seemingly innocent men held even though they were judged to pose little threat.
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The Guardian said the prolific informer, a Yemeni man captured in Pakistan in December 2001, gave detailed information about al-Qaida activity in Afghanistan’s Tora Bora mountains and identified other detainees as militants.
However, the documents also noted that the informer, Mohammed Basardah, often changed his story and said some of his claims could not be verified.
“In every interview where [Basardah] was questioned on detainee, [Basardah] has changed his story. Detainee’s identity as a bodyguard has not been substantiated through other known sources,” one dossier read, according to the Guardian.
“Research into the other detainees’ timelines does not readily support [Basardah’s] information,” another note said.
The reports concluded that Basardah’s information “remains in question” and that “any information provided should be adequately verified through other sources…”Read more here: free deceitful Guantanamo detainee