"MAN USED AS TEST SUBJECT IN CIA TORTURE PROGRAM TO ASK FOR GUANTANAMO RELEASE," THE GUARDIAN

  Abu Zubaydah was transferred to Guantánamo Bay in September 2006 but was never charged with a crime. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

 Abu Zubaydah was transferred to Guantánamo Bay in September 2006 but was never charged with a crime. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

"MAN USED AS TEST SUBJECT IN CIA TORTURE PROGRAM TO ASK FOR GUANTANAMO RELEASE," THE GUARDIAN

A man in the CIA used as a guinea pig for its post-9/11 torture program will please his case for freedom from Guantanamo Bay later this month, the Pentagon announced. Zayn al-Ibidin Muhammed Husayn, better known as Abu Zubaydah, is one of three men the CIA acknowledged that it waterboarded. Karen Greenberg noted that the decision to permit Abu Zubaydah a hearing represented a boldness by the White House in its internal and congressional battles over closing Guantanamo. "Abu Zubaydah is at the heart of everything that keeps Gitmo from closing: the issue of torture." Greenberg said. 

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Karen Greenberg