Revealed: Full Horror of Gitmo Inmate's Beatings

By Mark Townsend

Binyam Mohamed will return to Britain suffering from a huge range of injuries after being beaten by US guards right up to the point of his departure from Guantánamo Bay, according to the first detailed accounts of his treatment inside the camp.

Propelling Prisoners' Heads into Concrete Walls

By David Swanson

Savage beatings with fists and rifles that left prisoners crippled, hanging prisoners by the arms with their arms strung up behind them, depriving prisoners of sleep for weeks on end, which has been thought the worst torture possible for 500 years, causing prisoners to freeze -- sometimes to death, and waterboarding are but a partial list of the torture methods ordered by America's highest officials.


Guantanamo detainee freed after 4 years in prison

Bennington Banner


The first Guantanamo detainee released since President Barack Obama took office returned to Britain on Monday, saying his seven years of captivity and torture at an alleged CIA covert site in Morocco went beyond his ‘darkest nightmares.’ Binyam Mohamed’s allegations - including repeated beatings and having his genitals sliced by a scalpel - have sparked lawsuits that could ensnare the American and British governments in protracted court battles...

Freed, British detainee details abuses

Christian Science Monitor

A British resident, once accused of plotting with Al Qaeda to detonate a radiological ‘dirty bomb,’ is a free man and is now calling for an investigation into his alleged torture at the behest of the US government. Binyam Mohamed was released from a cell at the Guantánamo terror prison camp in Cuba early Monday, where he had been held since September 2004. He was flown by private jet to a British military base near London, where he met with his legal team and doctors. ‘I am not asking for vengeance; only that the truth should be made known, so that nobody in the future should have to endure what I have endured,’ Mr. Mohamed said in a statement released through his lawyers...

UK resident freed from Gitmo, alleges torture



A British resident held at Guantanamo Bay for more than four years returned to Britain a free man on Monday and accused the U.S. government of inflicting ‘medieval’ torture on him — with British collusion. Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian citizen with British residence, was returned on a charter flight after the U.S. government agreed last week to a British request to free him. All charges against him were dropped and he was never tried. … Mohamed says his genitals were cut with a scalpel, he was suspended from his wrists and he was subjected to ‘waterboarding,’ or simulated drowning, while in detention...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Detainee Alleges "Years of Medieval Torture" by US

Kevin Sullivan, The Washington Post: "A former British resident released after seven years in detention, more than four of them at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, arrived back in London on Monday and issued a statement alleging that the United States government had subjected him to years of 'medieval' torture."


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