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In the War on Terror, assumed guilty until extradition

In the Guardian Wednesday,an excerpt from a book by Victoria Brittain highlights the trauma experienced by families of al-Qaida suspects imprisoned for years in Britain facing deportation  to the United States. The passage tells the story of Ragaa, a religious Muslim woman from Egypt who moved to London following her husband Adel Abdul Bary. Abdul Bary had been arrested, imprisoned and tortured in Egypt when Hosni Mubarak and his predecessor had overseen roundups of religious leaders, politicians, journalists, army officers and others. When their family moved to London, Abdul Bary -- a human rights lawyer -- became, as Brittain puts it, "a bit player in one of the landmark cases of the war on terror."

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