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Freed Gitmo Detainee Suing U.S.

After seven years of imprisonment, Mohammed Jawad—one of the youngest detainees held at Guantánamo Bay—has announced plans to sue the U.S. government over his arrest and detention. Jawad was taken into custody in December 2002, when he was just 12 years old, on suspicion of throwing a grenade into a jeep carrying American troops through Kabul, injuring two of them and an interpreter. Authorities released him last month. "This mistake has already been made," Jawad's lawyer told reporters. The Afghan and U.S. governments should compensate his client "to help train him and get him back to normalcy," he said. "To now not give him any compensation, any way to help him back to civilization, this is unacceptable."