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French judge orders investigation of Gitmo

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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 02:44 AM
A French Judge is investigating the case of 3 French citizens who were held at Gitmo. The French Judge is requesting documentation and a trip to Cuba to visit the prison. The 3 men were brought to Gitmo after 9/11 and were released in 2004 & 2005. The men are accusing the US military of rape, torture & humiliation. Their testimony sounds grossly similar to the acts committed at Abu Ghraib. Who knew Big Bob and his *SNIP* meat sandwhich were an actually reality.

French judge orders investigation of Gitmo

A judge in France is asking US President Barack Obama to hand over papers detailing the allegedly torturous stay that three Frenchmen experienced while detained at Guantanamo Bay.

Investigating judge Sophie Clement has filed a formal international request to officials in the US insisting that the Obama administration allow French authorities to not just inspect papers that chronicle the detention of three citizens of France at the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but that Washington approve a visit to the facility itself.

According to the report, which the Associated Press obtained a copy of on Tuesday this week, Judge Clement says that the three detained Frenchmen — Nizar Sassi, Mourad Benchellali and Khaled Ben Mustapha — were subjected to gross mistreatment at Gitmo, ranging from rape to torture. All three men were arrested in late 2001 after the September 11 terrorist attacks while on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. While they were released back into French custody back in 2004 and 2005, the span in-between was spent in the elusive torture cells of one of the world’s most infamous and mysterious prisons.

While held at Gitmo for upwards of 17 months, the Frenchmen say that they were stripped naked and forced to pose in the nude atop other detainees. Other sexual humiliation acts were waged and American authorities would blast loud music to keep them from sleeping. Practicing Muslims, the men say that their copies of the Koran were discarded in a pile of their own excrement by US soldiers keeping guard.

From another article they discuss a judge in Spain is forming his own investigation as well.

The request is the third indication in less than a week that international authorities have renewed their interest in the legality of Bush-era policies on the treatement of war-on-terror captives. On Friday, a Spanish judge decided to go forward with torture investigations involving four other former Guantanamo captives now living in Europe, one day after British authorities said they would probe British links to a CIA-organized rendition program that delivered opponents of now dead Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to Libya, where they allege they were tortured. Read more here:

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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 02:47 AM

How the hell have those depraved animals,Bush and Blair, stayed out of prison!?!

posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 03:49 AM

Originally posted by Toffeeapple

How the hell have those depraved animals,Bush and Blair, stayed out of prison!?!

very good questions...
2 of the most perverted tyrans of this century ..

posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:14 AM
They use Cuba to do things that would be illegal on American or Canadian soil.

Khadr is the last Western prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. He has been held at the American naval base since October 2002, accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan.

Khadr was 15 at the time. His defence team argued that their client was a child soldier and should be treated as a victim.

Prosecutors did not have a witness who saw Khadr throw the grenade, but the Pentagon said he was the only al-Qaeda fighter left alive and the only person who could have thrown the grenade.

However, a U.S. soldier who took part in the battle said in sworn testimony that two al-Qaeda fighters were alive after the fatal grenade attack.

The father did have ties to Osama Bin Laden, and he "might have" killed an American soldier in self defense, but I guess there's no such thing as self defense in war.

He's still in there. He was a child soldier, the youngest in Gitmo. He's almost 25 now, he's been there for almost 10 years.
They should have handled things differently.
It was determined that he was also tortured, at that young age, and has never gotten proper medical treatment for the wounds he suffered in Afghanistan when the battle took place.

The part that bothers me, is that he was only 15.

I hope France finds evidence to force the shutdown of Gitmo.

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:15 AM
reply to post by Toffeeapple

Add dick cheney to the mix, he is probably worse.

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