Abuse Exposed at Guantanamo

Newly released transcripts reveal interrogators denying prisoners medicine
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2007 8:30 PM CDT
Protesters wear orange coloured garb and carry a placard saying "close down Guantanamo now!" during a demonstration by some 300 people against the war policies of the United States, in Stockholm, Sweden...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Newly obtained reports of hostility and friction at Guantanamo Bay have been released today by the AP. These transcripts of hearings, held last year, tell of interrogators denying detainees medicine and angry inmates tossing feces at guards. One Yemeni prisoner warned that more captives would commit suicide if guards didn’t stop interrupting their prayers.

Military claims that Guantanamo is calmer this year are contradicted by recent reports of disturbances at the prison. Some of last year’s testimony does recount lighter moments, however: One prisoner said that interrogators showed him photos Cuba Gooding Jr. because he looked like the actor. Another claimed, "Who treats me good, I treat them good. Who treats me like a dog, I give them the same treatment."