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Ex-Gitmo inmates: Bin Laden movie excuses torture

LONDON (AP) --Two former Guantanamo Bay detainees have criticized "Zero Dark Thirty," a film purportedly based on the real-life hunt for Osama bin Laden that suggests that brutal interrogations provided key intelligence.

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Iraq-born Bisher al-Rawi and Libya-born Omar Deghayes, who was partially blinded after what he said was an American guard's attempt to gouge out his eyes, said the movie legitimizes abuse.

Speaking on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, the former detainees described the film as an attempt to rehabilitate those guilty of torture.

The film received an Oscar nomination Thursday but has not yet opened in the U.K. Neither former detainee has seen the movie, but the torture scenes have been widely discussed on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Jan 16, 2013 10:32AM

The American public is foolish to be believe that there is not evil in the world, and that in the end each man has to answer for his own morality, but to not allow a moive to stand on its own credits because someone is offend, WHAT,,, but I guess that Hollywood the land of make believe. Thank God some finally had the balls to make a really moive...........................GET REAL.

Jan 10, 2013 10:53AM
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