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Commission hears graphic accounts of torture from former detainees

November 2, 2009

By Maria J. Dass, The Sun Daily, Nov. 1, 2009

Former Guantanamo detainee, Moazzam Begg, aided by Sami
Al-Hajj(standing) demonstrates how he was shackled at the camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 30, 2009): The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission today heard harrowing testimonies about the atrocities committed against the Guantanamo Bay detainees, which included psychological torture and routine humiliation.

A total of seven detainees including Sudanese journalist Sami Al’Hajj, and British nationals Moazzam Begg and Rahul Ahmed testified today about the atrocities that took place in the camps including how they were shackled, stripped naked in front of female soldiers, thrown naked into makeshift cells made with barbed wires, injected with substances and subjected to mental torture to the point they hallucinated.

Begg was detained in January 2002 in Pakistan, said he was told that there was no specific reason for his arrest except for the fact that he “fit a profile”.

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Holding firm to a moral obligation

October 24, 2009
Morning Star Online, October  23,  2009

I am the wife of Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, who is a serving soldier in the British army. He is an Afghan war veteran and has been charged with desertion after refusing to obey orders to redeploy to Afghanistan in 2007.

For most of the last eight years since the invasion of Afghanistan I, like many other British citizens, have felt detached from the realities of the situation.

It always seemed to be a war that affected other people. It seemed so far away and distant.

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