Army probe finds instances of Guantanamo prisoner abuse

[JURIST] The New York Times reported Sunday that a new military investigation of interrogation tactics used on terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has found several instances of abuse and humiliation of prisoners. The report by Air Force Lt. Gen. Randall M. Schmidt [official profile], submitted March 31 [US Southern Command press release, PDF] but still unreleased pending full review cites various instances originally noted by FBI agents in documents made public by the ACLU earlier this year [JURIST report] where prisoners were physically mistreated and humiliated, and appears to generally corroborate not only those reports, but also stories of humiliation and abuse told by ex-Guantanamo detainees who have since been released, a number of whom are now suing the US government [JURIST report]. The Times has more.



 

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