Thursday, February 01, 2007

Saddam hanging photos being used to "mentally torture" Guantanamo inmates

According to lawyers for Australia's only Guantanamo inmate, Guantanamo Bay prisoners were shown photos of Saddam Hussein hanging from a rope post-execution.

"Displaying photos of condemned men to those who may be facing capital charges can only be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate and compel submission under a threat of death and mentally torture an already abused detainee population," Joshua Dratel said in a statement to the Australian media.

Dratel also said photos of Saddam's 2006 trial were on a poster in a Guantanamo exercise yard, which read: "Because Saddam chose not to co-operate and not tell the truth, because he thought by lying he would get released, for that reason he was executed."


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