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THE Pentagon official overseeing the tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees has concluded that the US military tortured a Saudi national who allegedly planned to participate in the September 11, 2001 attacks, The Washington Post reported today.
"We tortured (Mohammed al-) Qahtani," Susan Crawford said in an interview with the newspaper.
"His treatment met the legal definition of torture. And that's why I did not refer the case" for prosecution.
Ms Crawford, a retired judge who also worked in the Reagan Administration, is the first senior
Bush Administration official responsible for reviewing practices at Guantanamo to publicly state that a detainee was tortured.
Originally posted by jsobecky
Do you think that Australia might be complicit in the same tactics of torture?