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Four ex-Guantanamo detainees sue US

[JURIST] Four British men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for almost three years filed suit in Washington DC against the US government on Wednesday, alleging torture and various human rights violations and seeking $10 million each in compensation. The men, Shafiq Rasul, Asif Iqbal, Rhuhel Ahmed and Jamal al-Harith (profiles here from the BBC), released from the camp in March, allege they were subject to beatings and abuse during their "arbitrary" detention. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers are also named as defendants in the action brought on behalf of the plaintiffs by the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights. BBC News has more. For more on the Guantanamo detentions from JURIST's Paper Chase, click here.

UPDATE: The complaint is now online from FindLaw here.

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