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Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:37 PM

Guantanamo Inmate Injured in CIA Custody

Medical records show an accused terrorist now held at Guantanamo Bay sustained a head injury while he was in CIA custody and has suffered lasting health problems as a result, his lawyer said Wednesday.

The injury occurred between 2003 and September 2006, when al-Baluchi was held in the CIA's network of overseas prisons and subjected to a special interrogation program for suspected terrorists that his lawyers say amounted to torture. The records do not indicate how or where the injury occurred.




Lawyer arguing torture motion says Guantanamo prisoner suffered head injury in CIA custody.

He was captured in Pakistan in April 2003 and held for three years by the CIA under its rendition, detention and interrogation program, which included the use of such methods as being repeatedly smashed into a flexible wall, confined in a small space, deprived of sleep and the simulated drowning technique known as waterboarding, according to previously released government documents.




The hearing was called to determine whether the 9/11 defendants are able to appropriately report claims of mistreatment, a right guaranteed under the UN Convention against Torture, during the three years that followed their 2003 arrest.

They were held in the CIA's network of overseas prisons during that period and subjected to special interrogation techniques their lawyers call torture.

The newly released medical report, dated September 2006, described "mistreatment" that took place "several years earlier," Connell said. He did not confirm how the head injury happened.

Connell said the government took no action after Ali made his claim of mistreatment.




Lawyers for the accused also complain about the military commission's highly restrictive rules for handling classified evidence.

"The irony is that Mr Al-Baluchi cannot describe his clinical history, how he got his injuries... because everything he says would be treated as classified," Connell said.

But prosecutor Clay Trivett stressed that "the accused is currently in control of the US government. He's been exposed to secrets of the US government."




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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:50 PM

1. There has to be some accountability

for these sadists. You throw Geneva away and you jeopardize every American.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:07 PM

2. I agree. nt

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:41 PM

3. Talk about down the rabbit hole

I see where this is going now. These people don't exist anymore, beyond their value as caricatures and boogiemen. Their lives, their hopes, their dreams, their futures...gone. Forever. To protect a set of lies.

But they're just humans. Why should it matter what we do to them?

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:19 AM

4. Can we say the terrorists have won

when we follow the lead of Kim Il-sung?

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