Sunday, April 15, 2007

Guantánamo's lost souls

Bisher and Jamil have withstood various forms of physical torture during their five years as prisoners. Both have suffered numerous beatings (Bisher suffered broken ribs and, perhaps, a broken foot because of beatings by guards - both injuries went untreated despite Bisher's requests for medical assistance), stress positions, temperature extremes, extreme sleep deprivation, death threats, threats to family, and, at various times, starvation and the lack of potable water.
These two men are probably innocent and the U.S. Government knows it. Still, the torture continues. The U.S. Government continues to maintain that all prisoners at Guantanamo are treated humanely. That is a lie.


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