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ABUSE CRISIS: 500 Hours of Video of Abuse at Guantanamo

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posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 02:28 PM
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A lawyer for an Australian detainee at Guantanamo Bay Cuba is claiming that the US regularly video taped the abuse of prisoners. His claim is based on the statements of a "Specialist Baker". The laywer, Mr. Kenny, believes that the release of these tapes, should it happen, will be as explosive as anything to come out of Abu Ghraib.
 



www.theaustralian.news.com.au
Video footage of the treatment of prisoners by the US military at Guantanamo Bay would reveal many cases of substantial abuse as "explosive as anything from Abu Ghraib", a lawyer said today.

Adelaide lawyer Stephen Kenny, who represented Australian David Hicks during the early part of his detention at the military prison in Cuba, told a law conference today 500 hours of videotape of prisoners at the US base existed.

Hicks, 29, from Adelaide, has been in American custody awaiting trial since being captured in Afghanistan in 2001 and accused of having links to terror group al-Qaeda. He is charged with conspiracy to commit war crimes, attempted murder and aiding the enemy.

Mr Kenny said the full story of abuse at Guantanamo Bay would not be told until the tapes were released, but they could be as damaging as the images of Iraqi prisoners being abused by US soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison.


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Allegations of abuse at Guantanamo have been made repeatedly. The possibility of video documentation of that abuse could put to rest the debate over whether or not it has happened.

The American Center for Civil Liberties is pushing for the release of these tapes. A secret military review of twenty hours of the tapes showed ten instances of substantial abuse.




posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by phreak_of_nature
A lawyer for an Australian detainee at Guantanamo Bay Cuba is claiming that the US regularly video taped the abuse of prisoners. His claim is based on the statements of a "Specialist Baker". The laywer, Mr. Kenny, believes that the release of these tapes, should it happen, will be as explosive as anything to come out of Abu Ghraib.


I would like to point out that the interrogation at Guantanamo is handled by yet another example of how corrupt contractors are being chosen by the Pentagon to run interrogations (et al)....

From a more direct source:


from Corpwatch Article
"A similar technology contract deal was pulled by Maryland-based Lockheed Martin Corporation, which bought up a small company named Affiliated Computer Services Inc. (ACS) with a Department of Interior technology contract, and then used the contract to employ private interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."

(source article: Intelligence, Inc.)


This article is a must-read for everyone interested in this thread.



[edit on 3/21/2005 by thelibra]



 
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