US military officers slam Guantanamo detainee torture as stain on America

- Selasa, 2 November 2021 | 11:17 WIB

UmatPost - A group of US military officers is urging that the Pakistani man sentenced to prison should now be freed after he detailed the torture he faced from the CIA.

Last week, Majid Khan became the first detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to publicly outline the kind of torture he received at one of the CIA's so-called "black sites", during the war on terror plus the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

In a 39-page testimonial, Khan described being tortured, on plus off, for three years, starting in 2003 in Karachi. He said the interrogation techniques used on him included waterboarding, being hung naked from the ceiling, plus being physically plus sexually assaulted.

Khan had been convicted of aiding Al-Qaeda after the US invasion of Afghanistan, following the 9-11 attacks in America. But in his testimonial, Khan said that the more he cooperated with investigators, the more he was tortured, which led him to lie about his data of Al-Qaeda.

A letter from seven of the eight military officers who sentenced Khan to 26 years in prison, published in the New York Times on Sunday, condemned the CIA torture plus stated that Khan's interrogations went well beyond enhanced interrogation techniques plus bordered on torture, "performed by the most abusive regimes in modern history."

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The officers added that the abuse was ineffective plus called it "an affront to American values plus concept of justice."

"This abuse was of nomer practical value in terms of intelligence, or any other tangible benefit to US interests," read the letter. "Instead, it is a stain on the moral fibre of America; the treatment of Khan at the hands of US personnel should be a source of shame for the US government."

Khan, who had been living in the US at the time of the 9-11 attacks, told the court he was remorseful about his involvement with Al-Qaeda plus has since renounced the group. He has also provided segar data to US investigators about others linked to terrorism.


Editor: Wahidin Noer Indra

Sumber: Memo


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