Sunday, October 17, 2004

"It fried them"

Detainees at Guantanamo stripped, shackled
Coercion and abusive treatment described by former official at prison
Saturday, October 16, 2004 Posted: 10:45 PM EDT (0245 GMT)

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Uncooperative Guantanamo Bay detainees were regularly subjected to highly abusive treatment over a long period of time, unidentified guards at the U.S. military base, intelligence agents and others who worked in the prison told The New York Times.

U.S. military officials have long maintained such treatment had occurred in isolated cases and was not common. [...]

The Times reported in its Sunday editions that prisoners at Guantanamo deemed uncooperative were stripped to their underwear, shackled hand and foot to a bolt in the floor and forced to endure strobe lights and loud music played from close loudspeakers, while the air conditioning was turned up to maximum levels for periods as long as 14 hours.

The treatment was described to the newspaper by a military official who said he witnessed the procedure and others who said they participated in the techniques, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity.

"It fried them," the newspaper quoted the official as saying. The unidentified official told the newspaper he spoke because of anger over the treatment of the prisoners.

Army pathologist concedes errors in prisoner-abuse case
2004-10-16 / Associated Press /

Body parts lost in prisoner abuse case
October 15, 2004 - 9:59AM

Up to 28 soldiers may be charged in '02 prisoner deaths
By John J. Lumpkin
Associated Press
October 15, 2004

Report: Update on Iraqi Detainees  NEW (.doc file)

Detainee Profiles

These profiles were collected between August 2003 and April 2004 by CPT Iraq and are published here with the permission of the profiled individuals.

  1. Imad Abdul Raheen and Kamel Hassen Khoumais
  2. Mohammed Abbas Fraiyh Abd al Dulaimy
  3. Qusay Fayal Mousle
  4. Yaseen Taha - Importer
  5. Yasser Hameed Al Mohamedy
  6. Akram Kashkul Ali al-Dulaimi
  7. Arras Turky Hadi Hussain
  8. Ghason Antoine Azoo
  9. Hayder Muhammed Ali Mahdi
  10. Hayder Thamer Salman
  11. Idrees Younis Nuri
  12. Kahdhan Munther Ahmed Salih al-Obaydi
  13. Mohammed Ali Abdul Al Ghafur Abd Shakour Al Nakshafundy
  14. Wisam Adnan Hameed Ismaeel Hussain
  15. Story of a 70 year old man Killed in US custody - December 21, 2003

Released Detainee Profiles

  1. Sayyid Ali Abdul Kareem Al Madany - released May 20, 2004
  2. Maad Masseh and Omar Khalil Hassen al Obaidi - released May 2004
  3. Testimony of Saddam Saleh Al Rawi torture victim - released May 2004

Pfc. England faces court-martial
September 28, 2004

Bush claims God for his foreign policy

'Bush equates divine freedom with his own policies', said one commentator. 'But he has little or nothing to say about enemy-loving, social justice, care for the vulnerable and Jesus’s strong criticism of wealth.'