Tales from Guantanámo Torture Camp

They’re artists of torture,

They’re artists of pain and fatigue,

They’re artists of insults and humiliation.

Where is the world to save us from torture?

Where is the world to save us from the fire and sadness?

Where is the world to save the hunger strikers?,” Adnan Latif,’s poem from Guantanámo

Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, Amin al Bakri and Djamel Amenzaine are among the hundreds of Muslims who have been ripped from their homes, detained for years under Nazi-style torture and sexual abusive conditions at the notorious Guantanámo Bay Concentration Camp near Cuba.

Yemeni-born Adnan Latif was the first inmate brought to the Camp in 2002. He was sold for a bounty at Pakistan/Afghanistan border in 2001. He suffered torture including solitary confinement for the first three years, then willingly undertook a hunger strike for justice for over six months in 2005, was later held at the base psychiatric ward due to his deteriorating mental health, and was forbidden under a moratorium – like the other fifty-six Yemeni men detained at Guantánamo yet cleared for release since 2009 – by the Obama administration to return to Yemen because of that country’s instability. At the time of his death at the age of thirty-six years old, Adnan Latif spent ten years, seven months, and twenty-five days detained at Guantánamo.

CIA agents kidnapped Amin al-Bakri, a gem salesman with investments in shrimp farming, in 2002, while on business trip to Thailand. During the month that U.S. agents seized Amin, two prisoners at Bagram were tortured to death by U.S. interrogators, and at least 84 others died as a result of abusive treatment in U.S. custody at various detention sites worldwide.

Algerian-born Djamel Ameziane left his motherland as a teenager to seek a better life. He worked in Vienna (Austria) and Montreal (Canada), and finally ended up in Afghanistan because he believed that was the only country where he could live in peace, “anonymously and permanently”.

None of them took part in war as combatants. They were captured, tortured, humiliated and kept without trials to provide cover for the real criminals behind the 9/11.

Five years ago, Barack Obama signed an executive order to shutdown the notorious Camp. It has not been closed so far. The Camp still has 155 detainees – none of them has been proven of a war crime in a court of law.

Read here a good article by Chen Liraz, entitled ‘After years of false promises, time to close Guantanámo’, published recently by Israeli website +972.

Watch a video below showing the horors committed against innocent Muslims by the so-called “world’s most moral society”.


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