Incident: "Tipton three" detained
- kicked and beaten;
- given "so-called" cavity searches, which were very painful and seemed to serve other objectives;
- deprived of sleep;
- given a reduced food diet;
- shackled in painful positions;
- sexually humiliated;
- subjected to loud music, strobe-lights, and temperature/weather extremes;
- beaten during interrogations;
- not treated for infected wounds caused by leg-shackles;
- Severe beatings: "Eight soldiers repeatedly punched Mr Dousari, smashed his face into the concrete floor until his nose was broken, and kicked him in the stomach. When they took him out they hosed the cell down and the water ran red with blood."
- One detainee became brain damaged after a beating.
- Detainees were sexually molested.
- Many detainees suffer from severe mental problems.
- There are many suicide attempts amongst detainees.
Rasul (top) and Ahmed (bottom) before their detention.
In February 2006, The Independent will write an article about Michael Winterbottom's new film The Road to Guantanamo, based on interviews with the three and reconstructions of their experience (IMDb entry). it will win the Silver Bear for Direction at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival, and will be shown on UK Channel 4 in March, 2006. It may be downloaded for a very small price here.
The film reveals that, before their release, the three young men were asked if they would become spies for their former torturers. Their responses was unanimous and unequivocal: "fuck you".