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Concentration camp ‘Guantanamo’ – Kavkazcenter.com

In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Concentration camp ‘Guantanamo’ – Kavkazcenter.com.

When three young prisoners died in June 2006 in the American concentration camp of Guantanamo, the cause of death was officially declared as a suicide. Now the journalistic investigation conducted by Harper’s based on the disclosing testimony of former prison guards puts the official version into question.

The information received by magazine suggests that the prisoner hostages – a 37-year-old Yemeni and two 30- and 22 year-old Saudis – were tortured to death during an interrogation.

The matter was hushed up, the perpetrators did not receive any punishment, and the internal investigation confirmed suicide claim.

Harper’s wrote that the crimes were most likely committed in a certain sensitive site called” by the guards at the Guantanamo Bay, the very existence of which had been denied.

The prisoners were moved there in a special van, and contrary to usual prison rules, the transfer was not registered in prison files.

The disclosure of information about this camp is in itself an important result of the journalistic investigation.

The article in Harper’s tells about the events that took place under the previous Republican administration of George W. Bush in the United States. However, it may cast a shadow on the current Democratic “team” of Barack Obama, especially if it turns out that it “did not conduct a serious inquiry – and perhaps even continues to protect – the possible murder of the three detainees in Guantanamo in 2006”, the magazine says.

The magazine reminds that Obama has not kept his campaign promise to close the Guantanamo concentration camp within a year where the US authorities brought captured and abducted prisoners from every corner of the globe.

The article in Harper’s immediately provoked indignant reaction from the American human rights groups. The organization “Evidence Against Torture” held a symbolic vigil protest at the entrance to the Pentagon on Tuesday morning, January 19, and organized a similar rally at the White House on Tuesday night.

It calls for a thorough independent investigation of the facts contained in the article.

Department of Monitoring,

Kavkaz Center

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