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Report on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment of Prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. (Uthman)

In July 2006, The New York Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) published its Report on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment of Prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. This report is based on accounts drawn directly from habeas counsels’ unclassified notes reflecting prisoner statements made to counsel during in-person interviews conducted at Guantánamo beginning in the Fall of 2004. Some information for that report was taken also from public sources compiled in Cecili Thompson Williams & Kristine A. Huskey, Detention, Interrogation, and Torture at Guantánamo Bay: Materials and Case Files, a report published by the law firm of Shearman and Sterling LLP in October 2005. The testimony by or about Mr. Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed in the CCR report can be found below.

(CCR67) Othman Abdulraheem Mohammad has lived under fluorescent lights twenty-four hours a day for the last three years. Every morning he wakes up with eye pain and dizziness (Center for Constitutional Rights 2006, 17).

(CCR68) Othman Abdulraheem Mohammad reported that he had a rash on his back and was told it would not be treated until he cooperated with interrogators (Center for Constitutional Rights 2006, 22).

Primary Sources

Mark Falkoff (not dated) Unclassified Attorney Notes Regarding Othman Abulraheem Mohammad.

FOIA Document 4585, http:/www.aclu.org/torturefoia/released/FBI_4585.pdf (last visited June 25, 2006) (“BAU personnel witnessed sleep depravation [sic] . . . and utilization of loud music/bright lights/growling dogs in the Detainee interview process by DoD representatives”).



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