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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) – A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was released earlier this week claims he was abused and humiliated at the U.S. detention center for suspected terrorists.

Mustafa Ait Idr was among the first Guantanamo detainees ordered freed by a U.S. federal judge. The 38-year-old Algerian-born man returned to Bosnia, and he told private television Hayat that his captors abused him.

Ait Idr spent seven years at Guantanamo and called it “the worst place” imaginable.

In his interview with Hayat, which was made available Wednesday, Ait Idr alleged his interrogators broke one of his fingers. He also said his captors insulted him and other Muslim prisoners by tossing the Quran, Islam’s holy book, into a bathroom and sitting on it.

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