WikiLeaks Releases Prisoner Treatment Manual From Guantanamo

Guantanamo

By Agence France-Presse

Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks website on Thursday started publishing more than 100 US Department of Defense documents including the first prisoner treatment manual for Guantanamo Bay.

…Among the documents is the 2002 manual for staff at Camp Delta at Guantanamo, shortly after it was set up by US President George W. Bush to house alleged Al-Qaeda and Taliban detainees from the “war on terror”.

“This document is of significant historical importance. Guantanamo Bay has become the symbol for systematised human rights abuse in the West with good reason,” said Assange, the founder of the website.

He added: “‘The ‘Detainee Policies’ show the anatomy of the beast that is post-9/11 detention, the carving out of a dark space where law and rights do not apply, where persons can be detained without a trace at the convenience of the US Department of Defense.

“It shows the excesses of the early days of war against an unknown ‘enemy’ and how these policies matured and evolved, ultimately deriving into the permanent state of exception that the United States now finds itself in, a decade later.”

UPDATE: WikiLeaks Releases US Military Policies for Detention & Avoiding Accountability for Torture

  1. #1 by cav on October 26, 2012 - 10:07 am

    Codified abuse…who could have imagined? Especially since it has been reported that “All Men Are Created Equal”.

    An no, I didn’t watch the ‘Warthog gunners’ blowing gooks or anyone else away ‘just because they could’. Nor am I the remote driver of the Flying death robot purchased with my tax dollars, I’m the guy who rejects that shit. Seditious. Should I report to the jail now or wait for them to come and get me?

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on October 28, 2012 - 1:18 am

    I’ve heard that Julian Assange is not in good health these days and is losing weight. Being penned up anywhere is not a good situation. Not being able to walk free and see a beautiful moon in the sky could make you want to die.

    As I watched Joe Biden make mincemeat of Paul Ryan, I couldn’t help but remember his terrorist remarks about Assange. Our heroes and whistle-blowers are in jail, locked up in embassies or ignored.

    And Newsweak wonders why it has to go out of print.

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