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Testimony of a senior intelligence officer serving in GTMO 2002-2003

Excerpted from a piece in Truthout, October 18, 2012.

"I think he [= Adnan Farhan Latif, ISN 156, reportedly found dead in his cell] was psychotic or schizophrenic," said a former senior intelligence official who served at Guantanamo between 2002 and mid-2003. The official, who requested anonymity because he still serves in US military intelligence, said it was "fairly common" to deal with noncompliant detainees by injecting them with sedatives.

"In this detainee's situation, because he was also a mental case as well as being a troublemaker, he was always doped up with sedatives and anti-depressants and who knows what else," he said. "It was the only way we could deal with his mood swings."

 

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