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Cases of inmates torture, insult to holy Quran recorded in FBI report from Guantanamo

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New York, Jan 4, IRNA
The US media said on Thursday that an internal report made by the Federal Bureau of Information (FBI) employee from the notorious Guantanamo prison recorded cases of torture against inmates and insults to Muslims' holy book of Qur'an.

The report, released under the Freedom of Information laws, was provided in 2004 but released recently.

It disclosed the harsh conditions and techniques employed by prison's staff against the detainees.

Several staff reportedly witnessed detainees with their hands and feet chained to the floor in cells without a chair, food or water, said the report.

Another reported an incident in which an investigator sat on a Qur'an while the detainee's head was wrapped in sticky tape and fastened to a pipe.

Some 25 cases of abuse and torturing the detainees were recorded in the 244-page report.

The document was released in response to a request by the American Civil Liberties Union which is to file a case against the
administration of President George Bush.

The internal FBI report appeared to contradict assurances by the US president that prisoners are treated humanely.

There are also reports of detainees being kept awake days on end with high-intensity strobe lights and loud music.

The FBI says none of its agents have been involved in the abuse.

President Bush has repeatedly stated that America does not condone torture and treats prisoners humanely.


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