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Thursday, August 22, 2002

GTMO detainee: Broken shoulder

Today, a detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, will be questioned by FBI and NCIS. His response recorded will eventually be made available due to NGO's Freedom of Information Act request (page 3883).
When [censored] was turned over to US authorities, he was beaten by the US military forces. [censored] was turned over to US authorities [censored]. He was taken by helicopter to an unknown location where he was beaten. While his eyes were covered, he was kicked in the stomach and back by several individuals. He noted American English accents.

After being moved to an unknown facility in Bagram, his head was placed against the cement floor and his head was kicked. As a result of other beatings in Bagram, [censored] received a broken shoulder. During one evening [censored] was left outside of the facility where he was being held. The ground was wet and it was snowing. He was wearing only pants and a ragged shirt. As a result of being out in the cold, he became unconscious. The guards stated in English that [censored] was a "big one". Two men had pistols while another had a machine gun. These individuals wore US uniforms, but wore coverings over their faces. They wore desert style camouflage uniforms. They look like the uniforms of the US guards here in Cuba, but are tan and brown. The uniforms had the US flag sewn on their arms.

When he was moved to Kandahar, he was not beaten as frequently and severely. Periodically, [censored] was kicked and pushed. He was dragged three times to interrogations. On one occasion during prayer time, a soldier placed his foot on [censored] head and sat on his head. [censored] stated that the soldiers wore tan and brown camouflage uniforms, with US flags on their arms.


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