Today my lawyers will argue at the ICC that US crimes against humanity during the Afghan war should be investigated

Stuck in Guantánamo Bay detention camp, year after year, I often wonder if I will ever get my “day in court”. Not as a defendant – I have never been charged with a crime – but as a claimant seeking redress for the torture and mistreatment I have suffered at the hands of the US and its allies.

Today my lawyers are at least getting a hearing at the international criminal court (ICC) in the Hague. The ICC’s prosecutor wants to investigate crimes against humanity committed during the Afghan war. In April, ICC judges decided an investigation would “not serve the interests of justice”. This came after the US revoked the prosecutor’s visa. In April, the US revoked her visa. A week later, the judges decided an investigation would “not serve the interests of justice”.

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