Binyan Mohammad, an Ethiopian national, was arrested in 2002, suspected of being a member of al-Qaeda. During his confinement at various ghost prisons, and finally at Guantanamo, he was subjected to various kinds of tortures, one of them being a series of small cuts made on his genitals by a razor knife. In order to stop this torture, he signed a confession.
He was finally released last year, after it was determined that he was an innocent man. Since his release, his prosecutor resigned, citing that the system was unfair.
His lawyer, Lieutenant Colonel Yvonne Bradley, was interviewed today on CNN, and said that waterboarding is "only the tip of the iceberg".
Sick, just sick. I cannot think of any word that can even come close to describing what I think of this completely revolting treatment of a prisoner, and an innocent one at that. Perhaps Sean Hannity would like to submit to that as well, when he has his waterboarding for charity... Oops, that's right. The coward chickened out on that, didn't he?According to Bradley, when Mohamed was first held at a CIA prison in Morocco, “They started this monthly treatment where they would come in with a scalpel or a razor type of instrument and they would slash his genitals, just with small cuts.”
Following that torture, Mohamed confessed that he had attended an al Qaeda training camp and discussed plans to make a dirty bomb. He also answered “No” to the question, “While in U.S. military custody have you been treated in any way that you would consider abusive?”
Outrage does not even begin to describe what I feel right now.
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