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

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. Hisham Bin Ali Bin Amor Sliti in the CCR report can be found below.

(CCR66) As recently as August 2005, Hisham Sliti, while in shackles, was severely abused during an “interrogation.” He reported that the interrogator threw a chair at him and severely injured his eye. The interrogator also threw a mini-refrigerator at him, and then MPs appeared and beat Mr. Sliti further (Center for Constitutional Rights 2006, 29).

Primary Sources

Motion for a Preliminary Injunction Concerning Conditions of Confinement at 12-13, Sliti. v. Bush (D.D.C. 2005) (No. 05-CV-429) (citing Memo on Conditions in Guantánamo Bay 3 (Aug. 13, 2005).

Melissa Hoffer (2005) Unclassified Attorney Notes Regarding Saber Lahmar (on file with author).


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