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An inmate of Guantanamo Bay claims he was forced to have sex with female interrogators in a newly-declassified memoir.
Detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi had his hand-written manuscripts published this week after a six-year legal battle to have them released.
The 44-year-old, who was taken to the Cuban site in 2002, pledged allegiance to terrorist network al-Qaeda in the 1990s during the war between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan.
In his still partly-redacted memoir, he writes: “I would rather follow the orders and reduce the pain that would be caused when the guards come to play; the guards used every contact opportunity to beat the hell out of the detainee.
“As soon as I stood up, the two _______ took off their blouses, and started to talk all kind of dirty stuff you can imagine, which I minded less.
“What hurt me most was them forcing me to take part in a sexual threesome in the most degrading manner. Both _______ stuck on me, literally one on the front and the other older _______ stuck on my back rubbing ____ whole body on mine.
“At the same time they were talking dirty to me, and playing with my sexual parts.”
He also claims in the book, called ‘Guantanamo Diary’, that he was told to stop praying, and was not allowed to fast during the month of Ramadan in 2003.
His lawyer Nancy Hollander is now arguing that, as he has not been charged with any crime, he should be released from the site.
She said: “It’s not that they haven’t found the evidence against him.
“There isn’t evidence against him.
“He’s in what I would consider a horrible legal limbo, and it’s just tragic: he needs to go home.”
The former al-Qaeda operative, who claims to have left the group, is also receiving support from American Civil Liberties Union, who have launched an online petition calling for his release.
The director of its national security project said: “Mohamedou Slahi is an innocent man whom the United States brutally tortured and has held unlawfully for over a decade.
“He doesn’t present a threat to the US and has never taken part in any hostilities against it.”
Larry Siems, who edited the book, has dubbed Slahi as ‘one of the most abused prisoners in Guantanamo’.
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