Teen Captives of U.S. Share Special Jail


GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION, Cuba - They don't wet their beds and their jailers haven't seen them cry. But U.S. soldiers guarding the three youngest terror suspects here say the boys -- ages 13 to 15 -- experience typical adolescent mood swings amid their strict schedule of study, sports and prayer.

Since May, U.S. troops have segregated the three teens in a concrete-block building that suggests a cross between a seafront cottage and a halfway house.

They refer to their captives as ''juvenile enemy combatants'' and call their jail ''Iguana House.''

It is all part of a careful effort to treat the boys differently from the 650-plus adult prisoners in Camp Delta, the Pentagon's prison for Al-Qaida and Taliban suspects.

Commanders won't identify the boys or their nationalities. But they say the boys wear orange jumpsuits, pray five times a day, amuse themselves with National Geographic videos -- and undergo interrogations, like any other captive here…

 


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