Former Prisoner to Detail Torture on 60 Minutes

Pentagon rips 'outlandish' claims of shocks, hanging
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2008 4:30 AM CDT
Guantanamo guards keep watch over a cell block with detainees in Camp 6 maximum-security facility in this Oct. 9, 2007 file photo, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – A former terror suspect will reveal details of tortures he suffered in 5 years of US custody tonight on 60 Minutes, reports CBS News. American authorities seized the ethnic Turk in Pakistan and continued to torture him even after determining he was innocent, he charges. The Pentagon refutes his claims. "The abuses are not only unsubstantiated and implausible, they are simply outlandish," said a Pentagon spokesman in a statement.

The former detainee says he suffered electric shocks, beatings while underwater, and was left hanging upside down for hours. Interrogators also punished him at Guantanamo Bay by making his cell hot or cold. "The truth will not change," he said. "This is the truth."