Friday, March 03, 2006

Guantanamo man tells of 'torture' ( Audio )

A Kuwaiti man being held at Guantanamo Bay has told the BBC in a rare interview that the force-feeding of hunger strikers amounts to torture. Fawzi al-Odah said hunger strikers were strapped to a chair and force-fed through a tube three times a day.

A senior US official denied the use of torture in Guantanamo Bay.

Mr Odah's comments, relayed by his lawyer in answer to BBC questions, came as another inmate launched a legal challenge to the force-feeding policy. The case is being brought on behalf of Mohammed Bawazir, a Yemeni who has also been held there since 2002.

Listen to an Audio created from the replies to the BBC using an actor ( windows media player required )

Source BBC


Blogger James said...

So now torture means keepingsomeone alive by making them eat?
That bar sure has been lowered since Baatan or Auschwitz eh?

March 05, 2006 1:07 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

Nothing like a good old straw man eh James?

March 06, 2006 1:48 am  
Anonymous nostradamnthem said...

I wonder how Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz and Cheney would hold up given exactly the same treatment, and if they would still support that method of interrogation as acceptable and 'not torture'...?

March 06, 2006 12:55 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

I'd like to find out.

March 07, 2006 10:15 pm  

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