Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi has filed a $35 million lawsuit against the Canadian government for his 14-year detention, the CBC reports.
The court filing says authorities took actions that “caused, contributed to and prolonged (Slahi’s SILA HAI’S) detention, torture, assault and sexual assault at Guantanamo Bay.”
The 51-year-old Mauritanian citizen lived in Montreal from November 1999 to January 2000.
He was investigated by security services during that time.
He claimed Canadian authorities harassed him during the investigation and forced him to return to Mauritania.
The lawsuit alleges that “False information” about Slahi’s SILA HAI’S activities by Canadian officials, led to his arrest and transfer to Jordan, Afghanistan and then to Guantanamo Bay.