Gitmo massageí: British inmate reveals sexual assaults and Inquisition-style torture
2013-08-01 0:00

From: RT



Shaker Aamer, the last British resident imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, says he suffers from regular assaults, including those of a sexual nature, from the guards. He has spent more than 11 years at the US detention facility without charge.

Aamer, who was arrested in Afghanistanís Jalalabad in November 2001, has been cleared for release by both Bush and Obama administrations, yet he remains incarcerated at Guantanamo.

Aamer has described mistreatment he receives by Forcible Cell Extraction (FCE) teams at Gitmo in a declassified phone call with his lawyer last week.

ďI refuse to do what they tell me, even though I know I am about to get beaten up,Ē Aamer said in the phone call, which was published Thursday by British newspaper The Independent. ďSometimes, you just have to make a stand, however pointless that stand might seem to be.Ē

The episode described happened when Aamer refused to leave his cell and was staging a non-violent, sitdown protest.

ďUltimately, itís all about control, and if they feel they are not always in control, then thatís a threat to national security, a threat to the thousands of soldiers with their M16s at GuantŠnamo,Ē he said.

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ďMostly, thatís just an assault, sometimes a sexual assault. We call it the Gitmo massage,Ē Aamer said. ďThere is meant to be a board, like a wooden stretcher, and they are meant to roll me on. But now they donít have them.Ē

Former Gitmo prisoners and human rights activists claim that guards have many chances to inflict pain on prisoners they handle with force at the facility, for instance when FCE teams are carrying them.

ďThey are meant to do a firemanís lift, but they actually seize an arm or a leg and just yank,Ē Aamer said in the phone call with his lawyer. ďYou are on your side, so one of them tends to be doing a half-nelson on me, in handcuffs. Itís like the Spanish Inquisition torture Strappado Ė you feel as if your shoulder is being dislocated.Ē

There are other violent techniques to assert control over the prisoners, Aamer said.

ďSometimes they put the shackles on backwards,Ē Aamer said. ďI shout at the Watch Commander and the Corpsman, who are observing all this, as itís painful. The head man squeezes my neck. ĎStop resisting!í he shouts.Ē

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The lost Briton of Guantanamo: Heís been cleared - but had a devastating secret and can never be freed
From: Mail Online
- Shaker Aamer, 44, has been a prisoner for more than 11 years
- He has been cleared twice for freedom but still not released
- The US says he can only leave Guantanamo for Saudi Arabia
- Aamer says he witnessed torture that led to bogus intelligence for Iraq

The last UK prisoner at Americaís infamous terror jail camp at Guantanamo Bay is guarding a devastating secret: he witnessed the torture of another detainee in an Afghan interrogation unit which led to the crucial, bogus Ďintelligenceí that sparked Britain and Americaís invasion of Iraq.

Shaker Aamer, 44, a father of five from Battersea, South London, has been a prisoner for more than 11 years even though he has never been charged Ė and has twice been cleared for freedom by the US.

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that America wants to silence him permanently by saying he can only leave Guantanamo for Saudi Arabia, the country he left at the age of 17. But his lawyers say if he goes there he would be forbidden from speaking in public or seeing his British wife and children Ė and would end up in another jail.

Aamerís case is so explosive the Commons is set to hold an emergency debate on his case on Wednesday. A Mail on Sunday investigation has revealed:

Aamer has told his lawyer how British MI6 officers were present when he was brutally assaulted and interrogated at Bagram air base in Afghanistan Ė where he was known as ĎPrisoner No  5í.

He said MI6 officers were also in attendance when similar treatment was meted out to Ibn Shaikh al-Libi Ė who was then Ďrenderedí to Egypt and tortured into claiming Saddam Husseinís Iraq was training Al Qaeda terrorists how to use chemical weapons. That was the vital confession used by President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell to justify war Ė and which persuaded Tony Blair that Saddam had to be toppled. If Aamerís allegation that British officials witnessed Al-Libiís ill-treatment is true, it would imply MI6 either knew about or was directly involved in his rendition to Egypt Ė one of the darkest episodes of the so-called Ďwar on terrorí.

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