New Report Confirms Torture at Guantanamo Bay

Karen Greenberg on The Takeaway, April 17, 2013

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A new report by the Constitution Project, a nonpartisan and independent organization, concludes that, without a doubt, the United States engaged in “the practice of torture” in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The report includes testimony from a Navy captain stationed at Guantanamo Bay, who became disillusioned with what he saw as unethical treatment of prisoners.

Currently at the facility, 43 of the 166 prisoners are on hunger strikes, in protest of the what they perceive to be the unethical conditions at the facility and their indefinite detention without trial.

Karen Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School.