The Guantanamo nightmare

Lancaster, Pat
February 2005
Middle East;Feb2005, Issue 353, p66
The article reports that almost 550 detainees of more than 30 nationalities are still being held by the American authorities at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba more than three years after the first orange-suited and manacled "enemy combatants" were incarcerated there. The U.S. Defense Department has announced a new investigation into allegations of prisoner abuse at the detention centre where it seems, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation officials had expressed concerns over prisoner mistreatment as long ago as 2002. The Pentagon insists that Camp X-ray prisoners are treated humanely, but has promised to investigate all credible allegations of abuse.


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