‘A doctor was usually also present’

Uncle Sam is way kinky…and rapey-

I was taken to another room where I was made to stand on tiptoes for about two hours during questioning. Approximately thirteen persons were in the room. These included the head interrogator (a man) and two female interrogators, plus about ten muscle guys wearing masks. I think they were all Americans. From time to time one of the muscle guys would punch me in the chest and stomach. Here cold water from buckets was thrown onto me for about forty minutes. Not constantly as it took time to refill the buckets. After which I would be taken back to the interrogation room.

On one occasion during the interrogation I was offered water to drink, when I refused I was again taken to another room where I was made to lie [on] the floor with three persons holding me down. A tube was inserted into my anus and water poured inside. Afterwards I wanted to go to the toilet as I had a feeling as if I had diarrhoea. No toilet access was provided until four hours later when I was given a bucket to use. Whenever I was returned to my cell I was always kept in the standing position with my hands cuffed and chained to a bar above my head.

New York Review of Books- US Torture: Voices from the Black Sites
By Mark Danner
ICRC Report on the Treatment of Fourteen “High Value Detainees” in CIA Custody by the International Committee of the Red Cross

Also see Invictus.

3 Responses to “‘A doctor was usually also present’”

  1. Jay Vos Says:

    Oh, fuck, these stories of our times are certainly not for the faint-hearted.
    Gestapo tactics. I just want to cry.

  2. Robert Says:

    The problem is of course proving these facts, many prisoners will say they had a right old time with torture, but you have to prove this, and you have to take the persons words as fact.

  3. RickB Says:

    Jay- Another reason why torture is used, to fight it is such a soul destroying job.

    Robert- Well ICRC are old hands at taking testimony, details independently recorded do match up, although it is not really needed in order to prosecute as both Bush and Cheney admitted proudly on national TV to torture.


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