James Yee at FSU

Fayetteville readers might be interested to know that James Yee will be giving a free public talk at Fayetteville State’s Seabrook Auditorium on Tuesday, October 16, at 6 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. Yee is the former U.S. Army chaplain who ministered to Muslim prisoners held in Guantanamo after the September 11 attacks, and after returning from duty in 2003, was arrested under suspicion that he was spying on the United States.

All court-martial charges against Yee were dropped, and Yee reports that he was held in solitary confinement for several weeks and that he was forced to undergo sensory deprivation. He has also asserted that many of the prisoners held in Guantanamo were mistreated. Yee is the author of For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire.

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