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The result of the GOP torture bill: More allegations of torture at Gitmo

Former inmate tells his story.
 
 
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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 ”many types of torture -- from electric shocks to having one’s head submerged in water, (subjection to) hunger and thirst, or being shackled and suspended.”

A burly man with long reddish hair and a thick beard stretching down to his belly, Kurnaz spoke, betraying no emotion, to Turkey’s CNN Turk television from his home in Bremen, northern Germany, in an interview aired here late Monday.

“They tell you “you are from Al Qaed”’ and when you say “no” they give the (electric) current to your feet.... As you keep saying ‘no’ this goes on for two or three hours,” he said, adding he had several times lost consciousness.

He claimed he was once shackled to a ceiling for “four or five days”. [Agence France Presse]

Kumaz spent four years at Gitmo before being released for lack of evidence.

[TPM Muckraker]

Lindsay Beyerstein a New York writer blogging at Majikthise.

 
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