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PoliCon
02-25-2009, 02:43 PM
Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:48am EST

By Luke Baker

LONDON (Reuters) - Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office as prison guards "get their kicks in" before the camp is closed, according to a lawyer who represents detainees.

Abuses began to pick up in December after Obama was elected, human rights lawyer Ahmed Ghappour told Reuters. He cited beatings, the dislocation of limbs, spraying of pepper spray into closed cells, applying pepper spray to toilet paper and over-forcefeeding detainees who are on hunger strike.

The Pentagon said on Monday that it had received renewed reports of prisoner abuse during a recent review of conditions at Guantanamo, but had concluded that all prisoners were being kept in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE51O3TB20090225?sp=true

Teetop
02-25-2009, 04:41 PM
Hope! Change! :D

djones520
02-25-2009, 04:42 PM
Scumbag fucking lawyer.

Sonnabend
02-25-2009, 05:50 PM
Club Gitmo inmates should be grateful.

When you consider it, they should be.

Eternally so.

They get three hots, a cot, prayer mats, halal food, lawyers, activists, the Red Cross….I wonder how many of them remember what the fate was of those caught out of uniform and engaged of acts of terror, or sabotage, behind enemy lines in World War 2.

They were put up against a wall and shot.