Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Bahrain formally demands probe into Gitmo torture

The Bahraini Embassy in Washington has formally asked the U.S. government to launch an immediate investigation into torture, abuse and other brutal tactics used against a Bahraini prisoner held at its detention center in Guantanamo, Bay, Cuba, Bahraini foreign ministry source has revealed.


A Bahraini detainee held at the U.S. Naval base in Guantanamo Bay has written a letter protesting his innocence and detailing appalling interrogation methods the U.S. guards use to break the detainees held there.

Juma Mohammed Abdul Latif Al Dossary sent his letter to the Bahrain Center for Human Rights that reported his torture complaints.

Washington claims that the Bahraini detainee is member of Al Qaeda network and that he was in Afghanistan, Tora Bora in late 2001, before illegally crossing the border into Pakistan where he was arrested by the Pakistani authorities.

Al Dossary asserts that he’s innocent, and that he was on his way to the Bahraini Embassy in Pakistan after leaving Afghanistan nearly four years ago before he was tricked by the Pakistani forces who told him he could go to his country’s embassy but moved him from prison to prison and tortured him. Al Dossary was later “sold” he says, to the U.S. military.

Like most of Guantanamo detainees, Al Dossary is being held without charges.

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