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The Murat Kurnaz Story: An Innocent Man Tortured at Gitmo Tells All [VIDEO]

An innocent man held as a terror detainee for years talks about how Americans tortured him in Afghanistan and Gitmo.
At the age of 19, Murat Kurnaz vanished into America's shadow prison system in the war on terror. He was from Germany, traveling in Pakistan, and was picked up three months after 9/11. But there seemed to be ample evidence that Kurnaz was an innocent man with no connection to terrorism. The FBI thought so, U.S. intelligence thought so, and German intelligence agreed. But once he was picked up, Kurnaz found himself in a prison system that required no evidence and answered to no one. The story Kurnaz told 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley is a rare look inside that clandestine system of justice, where the government's own secret files reveal that an innocent man lost his liberty, his dignity, his identity, and ultimately five years of his life. Check out the video to your right for more.
Adam Howard is the editor of PEEK.
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