The result of the GOP torture bill: More allegations of torture at Gitmo
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A former Gitmo detainee reports that he endured systematic torture at the US facility:
Murat Kurnaz, 24, who was released in August because of lack of evidence he was involved in terrorist activities, said he endured â€many types of torture -- from electric shocks to having oneâ€™s head submerged in water, (subjection to) hunger and thirst, or being shackled and suspended.â€
A burly man with long reddish hair and a thick beard stretching down to his belly, Kurnaz spoke, betraying no emotion, to Turkeyâ€™s CNN Turk television from his home in Bremen, northern Germany, in an interview aired here late Monday.
â€œThey tell you â€œyou are from Al Qaedâ€â€™ and when you say â€œnoâ€ they give the (electric) current to your feet.... As you keep saying â€˜noâ€™ this goes on for two or three hours,â€ he said, adding he had several times lost consciousness.
He claimed he was once shackled to a ceiling for â€œfour or five daysâ€. [Agence France Presse]
Kumaz spent four years at Gitmo before being released for lack of evidence.