Washington operates numerous global black sites, Guantanamo the tip of a torture network iceberg.
Torture is torture whether by inflicting physical or emotional pain by various means, or by indefinitely detaining targeted individuals uncharged and untried behind bars – how the CIA and Pentagon operate at Guantanamo and other US black sites.
The UK-based Reprieve human rights group accused the US of systematically design(ing) and implement(ing) a (diabolical) program of abducting and torturing (alleged) terrorism suspects (despite no evidence proving guilt), before imprisoning them without due process” or judicial fairness.
The vast majority of Guantanamo detainees were literally sold to America for bounties, ranging from $5,000 – $25,000 – in nearly all cases, individuals guilty only of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or at odds with someone fingering them unjustly to collect a large monetary payoff.
Guantanamo and numerous other US black sites remain open, US media scoundrels ignoring this high crime against humanity.
On July 4, London’s Guardian published a letter from 10 former unjustly detained and tortured Guantanamo prisoners, demanding a legitimate inquiry into their unjust treatment, saying in part:
“We, the former British nationals and residents who were imprisoned by the US government at secret prisons in Kandahar, Bagram and Guantanamo, call on the British government to order a comprehensive and transparent judge-led public inquiry into the perpetrators of this abuse, and the individuals who ordered it…”