3,514. 4/15/2002

"Mr. [Binyam] Mohamed, who was born in Ethiopia and moved to Britain as a teenager, was apprehended in Pakistan in April 2002 as he was trying to leave the country with a falsified British passport. He had been in Afghanistan and had undergone military training, which he said was to prepare him to fight in Chechnya. But American officials initially said that he was preparing to carry out terrorist attacks in the United States. At one point, American officials said he had been part of a plot to detonate a 'dirty bomb' in the United States. He was held at the United States’ Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where Mr. Mohamed says his torture began. A few months after his capture, he was secretly flown by the C.I.A. to Morocco, according to American and British officials." [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Raymond Bonner, “Plea Bargain Was Weighed for Guant��namo Detainee,” The New York Times, March 23, 2009,

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