Detainee Alleges Abuse En Route to Gitmo


A 27-year-old Ethiopian man being held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay alleges that interrogators in jails through which he passed before reaching Cuba repeatedly abused him physically and psychologically, his attorney said Tuesday. Benyam Mohammed alleged that the torture took place in Pakistan, Morocco and Afghanistan and that he was flown between those countries by American operatives, according to Clive Stafford Smith, a British human rights lawyer who said he represents about 40 Guantanamo Bay prisoners. There is no known independent verification of the allegations made by Mohammed, who the lawyer said reached Guantanamo in September. Following standard policy, a Pentagon spokesman declined to comment on whether Mohammed is at Guantanamo, or on the specifics of his claims. (MORE)

 


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