Gitmo Guard Tells All

Army Private Brandon Neely was a guard at Guantánamo Bay during the prison's first year of operation. Now that he no longer has to worry about retaliation from the Bush administration, he has stepped forward to tell his story. “The stuff I did and the stuff I saw was just wrong,” he told The Associated Press. His 15,000-word account includes, according to Scott Horton, description of “the arrival of detainees in full sensory-deprivation garb, he details their sexual abuse by medical personnel, torture by other medical personnel, brutal beatings out of frustration, fear, and retribution, the first hunger strike and its causes, torturous shackling, positional torture, interference with religious practices and beliefs, verbal abuse, restriction of recreation, the behavior of mentally ill detainees, an isolation regime that was put in place for child-detainees, and his conversations with prisoners David Hicks and Rhuhel Ahmed.”