Under the Military Commissions Act (MCA), non-citizens in US custody are stripped of fundamental rights and justice is discarded.
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Khaled al-Qazzaz was released on 11 January after spending more than a year and a half in detention without charge or trial, much of it in secret detention.
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The Oscar-nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty" sparks an interesting conversation about torture and human rights violations committed during a vaguely-defined "global war".