‘Guantanamo abuse boasts’ probed February 16, 2007Posted by infidelkafirwatch in Uncategorized.
The US Pentagon has ordered an inquiry into alleged abuses at Guantanamo Bay after reports that camp guards boasted of beating and mistreating detainees.
A marine sergeant who visited the camp has said she understood “striking detainees was a common practice”.
The sergeant’s sworn statement said she had overheard a guard describe slamming a detainee’s head into a cell door.
The US has meanwhile rejected a call by British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett to close Guantanamo Bay.
Ms Beckett is the highest ranking British official to attack the US over the camp, where hundreds of “war on terror” suspects are being held without charge.
She said the US detention camp did as much to radicalise extremists as it did to promote security.
“The continuing detention without fair trial of prisoners is unacceptable in terms of human rights, but it is also ineffective in terms of counter-terrorism.”
But a US spokesman said the camp was needed to house “some very dangerous people”, including those who were behind the 9/11 attacks. read more
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