Shaker Aamer

Guantanamo Prisoner: People Are Called "Packages," Stripped of Names and Basic Human Rights

The language that they use here at Guantánamo reflects how they treat us prisoners*. Just the other day, they referred to me as a "package" when they moved me from my cell. This is nothing new. I have been a package for 12 years now. I am a package when en route to Camp Echo, the solitary confinement wing. I am a package en route to a legal call. "The package has been picked up … the package has been delivered."

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