AP: Documents detail Gitmo detainees' claims of abuses and inaction

[JURIST] The Associated Press [media website] reported Monday that a new batch of documents received by the press agency under a Freedom of Information Act suit describe multiple allegations of abuse of Guantanamo prisoners by US personnel and inaction by US military tribunals when abuses were reported to them. In court papers detainees described physical, emotional, and mental abuse and made claims of long-term and even permanent damage caused by their treatment. AP has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive].

 

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