Brits: ‘We Were Tortured In Camp Delta’

Two Britons released from Guantanamo Bay have written to US President George Bush detailing tortures which they allege were inflicted upon them.Shafiq Rasul and Asif Iqbal detailed a string of abuses which they claim were inflicted upon them by US interrogators at the Cuban base.The pair, from Tipton in the West Midlands, detailed allegations bear strong similarities to the allegations now being levelled at US personnel in Iraq.

The men’s lawyer, Barbara Olshansky, said: “Really what they are trying to do is to make sure that it is clear to the world that what happened to them didn’t happen in a vacuum and this is very much part of the policy of the American military in handling all these various situations around the world.

“They were very clear that they were shackled for hours on end, and made to stand in stressed positions when being questioned by the military interrogators.

“They were subjected to threatening dogs, freezing cold temperatures, being made to stand naked, the same type of humiliation and stress techniques that were used in Iraq.

“I think that they are quite clear that this was the policy in place at Guantanamo Bay.

“They have made clear from the outset that, right from the moment of their arrival, they were subjected to these types of interrogation and intimidation methods.”

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