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

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. Fahmi Abdullah Ahmed in the CCR report can be found below.

(CCR3) Fahmi Abdullah Ahmed Al Towlaqi has had his head shaved three times by Military Personnel; one time he was shaved so that he was left with a cross-shaped patch

of hair (Center for Constitutional Rights 2006, 26).

(CCR4) Fahmi Abdullah Ahmed Al Towlaqi […] states that he witnessed MPs bend back a prisoner’s finger so far that it broke (Center for Constitutional Rights 2006, 48).

Primary Sources

Neha Gohil (not dated) Unclassified Attorney Notes Regarding Fahmi Abdullah Ahmed Al Towlaqi.

FOIA Document 1379, available at http://action.aclu.org/torturefoia/released/072605 (last visited June 15, 2006) (“documenting case in which a Camp barber intentionally gave two unusual haircuts, in an effort to frustrate detainee requests for similar haircuts, as a sign of detainee unity”).


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