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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 04:12 AM

Guantanamo Bay: For the first time, a prisoner publicly details the torture in US's facilities

Source: The Week (India)

Majid Khan said he was "left terrified and hallucinating"
Web Desk Updated: October 30, 2021 11:57 IST



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Majid Khan, a man from the US state of Maryland, described in open court details of the torture he was subject to at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, becoming the first person to openly testify about the abuse in the US facility.

Khan was sentenced to 26 years by a military jury after he admitted joining al-Qaida.

The sentencing of Majid Khan is the culmination of the first trial by military commission for one of the 14 so-called high-value detainees who were sent to the US naval base in Cuba in 2006 after being held in a clandestine network of overseas CIA detention facilities and subjected to the harsh interrogation program developed in response to the 9/11 attacks.

Khan said he was left terrified and hallucinating from the techniques that the CIA deployed. "I thought I was going to die," he told the jury in his statement.

He spoke of being suspended naked from a ceiling beam for long periods, doused with ice water to keep him awake. He was repeatedly beaten, given forced enemas, sexually assaulted and starved in various CIA “black sites”.

Read more: https://www.theweek.in/news/world/2021/10/30/guantanamo-bay-for-the-first-time-a-prisoner-publicly-details-the-torture-in-uss-facilities.html

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Judi Lynn Oct 30 OP
Solly Mack Oct 30 #1
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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 06:40 AM

1. K&R

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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 06:44 AM

2. Insanity

Poor men in a rich man’s gulag for fighting another rich man’s war.

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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 06:46 AM

3. Another example of a fascist USA. Nazi Germany, we're right behind you.

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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 07:07 AM

4. And this was done in our name.

And it goes on today.

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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 07:09 AM

5. Future home to Trump Traitor Inc.

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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 07:54 AM

6. Never did see the torture report from Iraq did we? Senators did, and were visibly shaken afterwards.

I read that the remaining copies have been destroyed. 45 was right about one thing, "We" (US) do it too.

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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 08:23 AM

7. And no one was held accountable.

We are now a country that tortures.

We illegally invade countries.

And no one is held accountable.

Rinse and repeat.

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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 10:37 AM

8. This is one of the main reasons I moved to Canada 9 years ago. Nt

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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:04 PM

9. If true, the place needs to be shut down

How credible what Khan is saying is, I have no idea.

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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:37 PM

10. Does anyone wonder why these people hate us?

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