Guantanamo: Still Abusing After All These Years
Posted on Sep 11, 2007
Despite fleeting promises by the administration to shut the place down, the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is still up and running, complete with many of the terrible conditions we’ve all come to know and be ashamed of, according to transcripts recently obtained by the Associated Press.
AP via Yahoo:
One detainee bluntly informed his [administrative review] panel that he lies to interrogators and that others do as well.
“Why do you feel you have the right to lie to the interrogators?” a surprised panel member asked the detainee, Abdennour Sameur, an Algerian who was a resident of Britain.
“I was lying so that I can get my medical (treatment),” Sameur said. “Every interrogation that I have gone to I had to lie, because that was the only way I could get medical attention. ... They were giving me some kind of medical pills, but the interrogators stopped it. Every time they get a new interrogator, the interrogator stops it.”