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A confidential Defense Department review recently claimed that "torture" has no place in the Cuba-based military prison as Guantanamo detainees are treated "humanely and in accordance with the Geneva Conventions ".
Binyam Mohamed ---who was arrested in Pakistan in 2002 on suspicion of plotting a string of bomb blast in the US and spent more than five years in the controversial detention center ---, however, begs to differ.
"I have been through an experience that I never thought to encounter in my darkest nightmares. Before this ordeal, 'torture' was an abstract word to me, I could never have imagined that I would be its victim," said the Ethiopian-born British citizen.
Mohamed said he was surreptitiously "tortured in medieval ways", all orchestrated by the United States Government, Press TV reported
Binyam Mohamed's allegations — including that he was beaten repeatedly and his genitals were sliced by a scalpel — have sparked lawsuits that could ensnare the U.S. and British governments in protracted court battles.
"Before this ordeal torture was an abstract word to me ... It is still difficult for me to believe that I was abducted, hauled from one country to the next and tortured in medieval ways all orchestrated by the United States government." He said he would not make any media appearances until he had recovered from his ordeal.
He said in the statement: "I have met with British intelligence in Pakistan. I had been open with them. Yet the very people who I had hoped would come to my rescue, I later realized, had allied themselves with my abusers."
The Ethiopian-born former British resident claimed he was the victim of a dark nightmare of "medieval torture" wreaked on him with British collusion.