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‘No one bothered’: Afghan mother waits for son held in Guantanamo

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AFP/al-Jazeera, 19 October 2020

AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted in this article looking at one of the last Afghan detainees in Guantánamo (via AFP):

Kate Clark, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a leading research group on the country, said Haroon was no significant terrorist figure.

The allegations against Haroon, initially kept secret until revealed by WikiLeaks, relied on a lot of hearsay, according to Clark.

“Whatever you think about Guantanamo, he was not important enough to be there … if he was anything, he was a bit player,” she told AFP.