AP: Gitmo Guards Bragged of Beatings
Posted on Oct 6, 2006
Guantanamo guards are bragging in bars about things like slamming detainees heads into cell doors, according to a Marine sergeant’s sworn statement, surfaced by the AP.
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Guards at Guantanamo Bay bragged about beating detainees and described it as common practice, a Marine sergeant said in a sworn statement obtained by The Associated Press.
The two-page statement was sent Wednesday to the Inspector General at the Department of Defense by a high-ranking Marine Corps defense lawyer.
The lawyer sent the statement on behalf of a paralegal who said men she met on Sept. 23 at a bar on the base identified themselves to her as guards. The woman, whose name was blacked out, said she spent about an hour talking with them. No one was in uniform, she said.
An iconic image of beatings at Guantanamo. (The guard pictured is not one of the men described in the article.)