A Guantanamo Bay prisoner claims that he forced to have sex with not one but three female United States Interrogators, who told him “let us show show you good American sex.”
The member of Al-Qaeda, named Mohamedou Ould Slahi, was prisoner 760. He claimed he joined the militant group Al-Qaeda during the Russian Occupation of Afghanistan in the 1990s, and was captured and taken to Guantanamo Bay in 2002.
In his memoir, thought to be the first of its kind of a Guantanamo Bay detainee, he claims that three female American interrogators took their shirts off, forced him to touch them, and “talked dirty” to him before raping him, including having threesomes, according to the Independent.
“What hurt me most was them forcing me to take part in a sexual threesome in the most degrading manner. What many don’t realize is that men get hurt the same as women if they’re forced to have sex, maybe more due to the traditional position of the man.”
He says that when he would attempt to pray, the sexual abuse would intensify. He tried to recite prayers while the women molested him, but he says that angered the interrogators greatly. Slahi practices Islam.
“I tried to recite prayers while the women molested me. ‘Stop the f*ck praying! You’re having sex with American women and you’re praying? What a hypocrite you are!’ I refused to stop speaking my prayers, and after that, I was forbidden to perform my ritual prayers for about one year to come.”
Slahi’s handwritten manuscripts became the first published book written by a current inmate of the controversial prison held by the American military. In his book, for which he attempted for six years to get published, Slahi recounts the physical, sexual and mental torture, brutal treatment, and humiliation that he had to suffer during his time at the prison which currently holds 122 inmates. At one time, it held many more.
The 44-year-old claims he was repeatedly beaten, starved, forced to drink salt water, and kept in some kind of “frozen room” for hours. He said it was common to interrogate inmates there for hours upon hours, depriving them of sleep to the point of mental instability. He says he was denied sleep for over two months.
“For the next 70 days I wouldn’t know the sweetness of sleeping: interrogation 24 hours a day, three and sometimes four shifts a day.”
Slahi says in his book that the sexual abuse was perhaps the worst part of his treatment, and female interrogators were especially harsh. He says that a female interrogator told him she would sexually assault him every day until he cooperated.
“She said, ‘If you start to cooperate, I’m gonna stop harassing you. Otherwise I’ll be doing the same with you and worse every day… Having sex with somebody is not considered torture.'”
The inmate’s lawyer, Nancy Hollander, took his case in 2005. She claims Slahi has never been charged with any crime, and that her client’s brutal treatment in the prison is the result of “enhanced interrogation techniques” being employed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Guantanamo Bay’s treatment of inmates has triggered debates in the United States and the entire world, and pressure has been exerted on the American government to shut the prison, which was opened in 2002. It still exists, but with less detainees than before.
At the time of this writing, there has been no official word from the U.S. government concerning Slahi’s claims.
[Photo by International Committee of The Red Cross]