Torture in Guantanamo Essay

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Torture in Guantanamo Under American influence, Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian citizen contained in the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was tortured to an extent where his whole body was burned. Binyam is just one example of the claims of torture found in the Guantanamo Bay prison, otherwise known as “Gitmo”. Many of the Gitmo detainees are men who made most, if not all, Americans fear them after their attacks on September 11, 2001, but after reports of abuse, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have promised to close down the Guantanamo detention facility. Too many Guantanamo Bay detainees have been abused in the prison by the large, deep water harbor on Cuba’s southeastern coast; one of the best-protected bays in the world (“Guantanamo…show more content…
With this statement he refers to an earlier statement by basically saying, Americans have no clue about any of the cruel and unusual tactics used at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Not only are the prisoners abused and neglected but they are also isolated for most of the time they serve. Along with the abuses already listed, they deny medical and family visits, food, and pay for prisoners (“Background Note: Cuba” 6). The people of the United States may find out about these horrid interrogations, they have much more to learn. Many people are shocked to find out the Pentagon has denied claims of any abuse in Guantanamo, although the people at the Pentagon admit to finding cases of the torture (Ardiente 2). To authorities this scheme acts as a minor problem, and it’s apparent they aren’t making it as much of a concern as they should. Techniques for interrogation were considered to be life threatening conditions that should not be tolerated by any presidential administration (Woodward 1). Detainees’ had no trial and no charges to bring to court so they went on many hunger strikes to protest (“Guantanamo Bay” 3). As a response to the prisoners’ hunger strikes, the American officials made the detainees undress completely, and they force fed them (Greenberg 5). Naked, cold and confused, the prisoners spend 22 hours of each day in
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