Sleep Deprivation Used In Gitmo

February 23, 2007 at 8:14 pm | Posted in American politics, Gitmo, Torture | Leave a comment

This article in the American Journal of Bioethics details the interrogation logs of one of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, a prisoner #063. Note the use of sleep deprivation. Note also the effects upon the prisoner, and how he ended up saying he gave what information he gave in order to have the torture stopped. These abusive techniques were most definitely used in Gitmo (and we can assume they are still being used). These techniques were then exported to Iraq, which led to Abu Ghraib. These techniques were approved at the highest levels of the United States government. All the prisoners that were released back to their respective governments have accused the United States of being abused while at Gitmo.

And finally, note that Al-Qaida is in resurgence, six years after we supposedly were to go after them and destroy their organization. So…..just what good came from abusing these prisoners? What gains have outweighed the costs of employing these techniques?

This is evil stuff, and the more we turn our heads, the more we accept their use, the more we legalize their use, the more we will lose in the end.

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