September 30, 2009


Judge’s Ruling Confirms Innocent Gitmo Detainee Tortured To Make False Confessions

...shortly after his arrival at Guantánamo, “a senior [redacted] interrogator came to me and said, ‘There is nothing against you. But there is no innocent person here. So, you should confess to something so you can be charged and sentenced and serve your sentence and then go back to your family and country, because you will not leave this place innocent.”

This is deeply disturbing, of course, as it indicates that at least one senior interrogator recognized that the Bush administration’s refusal to recognize that there were innocent men at Guantánamo...



La Sirena said...

No one in my country is innocent as long as Gitmo stays open. The American Civil Liberties Union is the only organization (that I know of) still actively and vocally trying to keep it in the public's (short-sighted) eye here and apply pressure on the powers-that-be to close it. The fact that it remains open is my biggest disappointment in Obama.

DAVE BONES said...

Yeah? i'm not really sure what the best thing to do with Guantanamo but applying law wouldn't be a bad start.