Friday, February 18, 2005

"According to Reuters, during their detention "two of the three said they had been forced to insert a finger into their anus and then lick it, and were forced to put shoes in their mouths." Reuters also reported: "All three said they were forced to make demeaning gestures as soldiers laughed, taunted them and took photographs." The employees claimed that U.S. soldiers said they would take them to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and that the soldiers "deprived them of sleep, placed bags over their heads, kicked and hit them, and forced them to remain in stress positions for long periods." Military investigators, who absolved the troops of any misconduct, did not bother to interview the detainees. The case has received scant media attention in the United States."