Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Diary of a British man on hunger strike in Guantanamo

More than 200 detainees are starving themselves to protest against conditions at the camp in Cuba where they are being held without trial. Here the Independent on Sunday publishes a shocking extract from the journal of Omar Deghayes, a British resident, who has been imprisoned there since September 2002.
Read the full article Here

snippet

Wednesday 20
1.43 pm. Atabi collapsed while he was walking with guards to the shower. 4.35 pm. I tidied my blanket and realised the dirt bad state it is in. Several months, if not a year, since I had a change. No facilities to wash it. Nor the sun - after the hunger strike I started to realise how bad the water smells and tastes. I am very thirsty all the time.

Thursday 28

About 4 am I received early morning food before dawn for fast. It was very good. They changed it. It may cost the same price as before. But was cooked for humans this time. Yesterday [****] came back from meeting his attorney. He said three bombs hit London city. I am thinking who will put such bombs in London in this time!! I do not see how such bombings in London can enhance any Islamic cause. Britain is the best country in the world in treating its Muslim minorities and provides refuge to many others. I am sure the majority of British public are against any war ... Because of this I would conclude no [true] Islamic group would want to bomb London.

6 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

If he has been imprisoned, how did they get some of his journal? And better yet, if Gitmo is so bad, why did he have the ability/time/materials to keep a journal?

September 14, 2005 1:33 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

I am thinking who will put such bombs in London in this time!! I do not see how such bombings in London can enhance any Islamic cause. Britain is the best country in the world in treating its Muslim minorities and provides refuge to many others. I am sure the majority of British public are against any war ... Because of this I would conclude no [true] Islamic group would want to bomb Lond

LOL, H, brother, what is the source of this stuff? I mean, a anti-war novelist couldnt have tried to write this better. This thing is trying to evoke symathy and compassion for a POW, who before he was arrested was training, in Afghanistan, to attack westerners (aka: infedels) to help complete Jihad. Now though he thinks that London is the best town, and no muslim would ever bomb it? Give me a break.

Again, if this guy's in prison, how'd they get some of his "personal" journal? And if Gitmo is that bad, how has he been afforded the opportunity to even write this thing?

Is this some more "creative" journalism?

September 14, 2005 1:39 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

G , i do love the way you just jump from conclusion to conclusion

some facts

the diary was sent in the form of a letter to his sister in England the letter was carried by hand by a representive of Human rights watch , his sister took the letter to the press

the "Pencil" and very small amount of paper are allowed under international law , the US refused to supply such things , but HRW and the red cross went on full attack to push for this legal right

as per usual G , you do not EVER question your government on the claimed guilt of these people

of course "some" people in gitmo are guilty yes ... but the law of the world and the US should be "innocent until PROVEN guilty"

you just take it as read that the white house says 'they are ALL evil'

how do you know that THIS GUY is guilty of anything at all ?

you dont ,

you are FAR too trusting of your leaders my friend , that is not healthy

the diary is real , the words are real and considering that this british citizen has been kept now for years without trial or justice because many americans like yourself do not PUSH your government to supply any evidence of his guilt , he will remain locked up in cuba

September 14, 2005 5:34 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

What a disgrace... If there is was only more we could do...

-Hype

September 14, 2005 8:32 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

ok H. And so was Bill Burkett, well, until someone looked a little closer.

September 15, 2005 11:27 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

well if you look closer and can proove any of these cases then of course i would be happy to adjust my view

andy evidence of guilt you have G

go on buddy , point me to a single court case ?

LOL

September 18, 2005 7:57 pm  

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