British Gitmo detainee alleges abuse in uncensored letter Chris Buell at 9:37 AM ET
A British man held for over two and half years since being detained in Pakistan alleged that he has been tortured by US forces in an uncensored letter released Friday. In the letter, dated July 12, Moazzam Begg protested his detention and demanded to know the charges against him. Begg said he had been forced to strip and walk in front of cameras, as well as sign documents under duress. Begg also said he had witnessed the deaths of two detainees caused by US personnel in Afghanistan.
The letter was given to Begg's attorney in the UK by a lawyer who met with him at Guantanamo Bay. Begg has been held at Guantanamo Bay since being transferred from a US military base in Afghanistan. Begg's lawyers said they plan to initiate an action Monday in US court to force the government to declassify other documents relating to his detention. View the letter here [PDF]. BBC News has more.
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