Дома в Заливе Гуантанамо

ЗАЛИВ ГУАНТАНАМО – Я пишу из центра временного задержания США в Заливе Гуантанамо, где я нахожусь без предъявления обвинений уже около семи лет.

Мое задержание здесь является результатом того, что я оказался в неправильном месте в неправильное время. Более двух лет назад мне сообщили, что с меня сняли подозрения и скоро освободят. Я бы обрадовался этой новости, если бы я не был родом из Узбекистана – страны, у которой одна из худших репутаций в мире в сфере соблюдения прав человека. Для меня небезопасно ехать домой.

Мое путешествие в Гуантанамо началось в декабре 1998 года после того, как я отслужил обязательную воинскую службу в узбекской армии. Узбекистан, бывшая советская республика, является бедной страной, в которой мало рабочих мест. После нескольких месяцев в поисках работы я присоединился к своему брату и занялся коммерческой деятельностью, покупая и продавая яблоки, мед и другие товары в соседнем Таджикистане. Я жил в сообществе узбеков и там познакомился со своей женой Фатимой и еще одним узбеком. У нас родился ребенок, и моя мать переехала к нам из Узбекистана.

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