Report on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment of Prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. (Begg)
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. Moazzan Begg in the CCR report can be found below.
(CCR34) Loud music is often blared during interrogation. Mr. Abbasi, Mr. Al Harith, Mr. Uthman, Mr. Begg, Mr. Al Marri, Mr. Khan, and Mr. El-Meki are among the other prisoners that have experienced this form of mistreatment (Center for Constitutional Rights 2006, 17).
(CCR35) Moazzam Begg […] has stated that he was detained for a year in Bagram Air Force base in Afghanistan, where he was deprived of all natural light. He then was transferred to Guantánamo, where he was kept in solitary confinement for more than a year at Camp Echo (Center for Constitutional Rights 2006, 17).
Letter from Moazzam Begg to U.S. Forces Administration (July 12, 2004).