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Former Guantanamo prisoners detail allegations of torture

by NewStandard Staff

Aug. 4, 2004 – Lawyers for three British citizens formerly imprisoned at the US detention camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba for more than two years have released a 115-page testimonial outlining their clients’ experiences in US custody. The written accounts of Shafiq Rasul, Asif Iqbal and Rhuhel Ahmedbegin begin with their detainments in Northern Afghanistan and include testimonials of how they were treated at the hands of US and British forces.

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The document, released today by the Center for Constitutional Rights, is a detailed account of their imprisonment, containing numerous allegations of torture, humiliation, and violations of rights. They say US forces forcibly injected them with unknown drugs, brutally physically assault them, sexually violated and humiliated them, kept them in cages exposed to the sun and to snakes and scorpions, degraded their religion and restricted their religious practice, kept them in solitary detention and interrogated them for long periods of time, and coerced false confessions.

The three also give accounts of what they saw other detainees go through and information about a few specific detainees still being held at the base.

The NewStandard has obtained a copy of the document and has made it available to our readers.

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