(ANSA) – Rome, May 11 – Loud music in the ears with headphones strapped to the head, doused with freezing water, waterboarded even inside a coffin, slapped with both hands and beaten of all kinds, threatened with rape with sticks and clubs, drilled into the skull, force-feeding through the nose, all That in sessions every hour, every day: a series of 40 drawings, very artistic and frank, is a true sample of the horror and brutality, with which Abu Zinaida was detained in Guantanamo. Without trial or charges for 21 years and without prospect of soon release, he denounces the torture he says he personally endured, between 2002 and 2006, in the special extrajudicial prison for suspected Islamic terrorists set up by the CIA in the extraterritorial region of Cuba. A documented and complete indictment, compiled into dossier form, has been reissued by The Guardian today.
The document is titled “American Executioners: FBI and CIA Abuses at Obscure Sites and at Guantanamo,” which was drawn up by Abu Zubaydah’s attorney, Prof. Mark Denbo, who combined his client’s drawings and testimony with law students at New Jersey’s Seton Hall University.
“Abu Zubaydah,” Delbo told the Guardian, “was a guinea-hare for the US torture program” during the presidency of George W. Bush and the war on terror. The torture program described in the prisoner’s drawings included, in addition to physical torture, humiliation of all kinds, such as interrogation chained naked to a chair in front of a woman, and threats of sodomy, or religious harassment, such as desecration. Koran throw it in a bucket of waste.
Abu Zubaydah, 52, was captured in Pakistan in March 2002 and sent, through a practice of “extraordinary rendition” first to a CIA “secret site” in Poland, then to Lithuania and elsewhere, effectively becoming a guinea pig for torture. To get suspected terrorists imprisoned in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks to “talk,” he was then transferred to Guantanamo in 2006, from where he never left.
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