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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:06 AM
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Ex-Inmate Alleges U.S. Abuse at Guantanamo
May 25, 2004

THE WORLD
Ex-Inmate Alleges U.S. Abuse at Guantanamo
A Briton held for two years says prisoners were brutally beaten and sexually humiliated.


By Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer


MANCHESTER, England A Briton who spent two years in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, accused his American captors of subjecting him and other inmates to a catalog of brutality: beatings, forced injections, sleep deprivation and shackling in painful positions.

Jamal Harith, 37, described how he endured a beating in which a guard jumped up and down on his legs when he resisted an injection of an unknown drug, one of 10 such injections that left him feeling woozy and disoriented. He said interrogators forced him to spend long periods in painful positions on his knees or bound in chains that cut into his skin. On some days, according to his account, guards chained him to the floor for up to 15 hours in an interrogation room with cold air blowing in, forcing him to urinate on himself.
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Harith said he witnessed dozens of beatings inflicted by a team of guards known as the Extreme Reaction Force. A guard with a video camera often taped the incidents, he said. Inmates suffered broken arms and legs, and bloodied and swollen faces, he said.

Harith's account of conditions at Guantanamo echoed some of the reports of abuse at U.S. detention facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke with The Times last week in one of his first interviews with a U.S. newspaper.
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http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-git...
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:44 AM
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1. Sounds like torture to me
It is alleged?
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:48 AM
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2. I hope someone gets the video
so that it can be used at the World Court in the Hague against Bush for setting up this illegal and awful place!
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:29 AM
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3. I wish those investigating prison abuses would speak to Yee...
Edited on Tue May-25-04 06:29 AM by alg0912
...as in Capt. James Yee - former GITMO Muslim cleric who tried to smuggle out pics and videos of GITMO tortures, only to be caught and then tried for the unrelated (and rarely acted-upon) charge of adultery.

Yee's got the goods on GITMO...
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:10 AM
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4. $74,000,000 recorded Star spent. $20,000,000 unrecorded Government
assets used to investitate Clinton. $900,000,000 in American Media Whore assets used to investigate and air Clinton's kiss to a consenting adult.

Is there any question our nation is in decline when Bush sleazes by without an real independent investigation with 20 plus major law breaking activities he's ordered?

Bush, the most corrupt pResident in the history of America!
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