Newly Released Documents Show Koran Abuse Charges
The documents keep coming. You can read them here. The documents recently obtained by the ACLU show detainee claims of Koran desecration by Guards at Guantanamo in 2002. Many of the documents are interviews with prisoners and show that officials were aware of the claims.
Via Press Release today, the ACLU reports:
New documents released by the FBI include previously undisclosed interviews in which prisoners at Guantánamo complain that guards have mistreated the Koran, the American Civil Liberties Union said today. In one 2002 summary, an FBI interrogator notes a prisoner’s allegation that guards flushed a Koran down the toilet.
The disclosure comes on the heels of controversy over a Newsweek report saying that government investigators had corroborated an almost identical incident. Newsweek ultimately retracted its story because a confidential government source could not be confirmed.
According to the FBI documents, a detainee interviewed in August 2002 said that guards had flushed the Koran in the toilet. Others reported the Koran being kicked, withheld as punishment, and thrown on the floor, and said they were mocked during prayers.
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