10 glorious years

The New York Times is marking the 10 year anniversary of the Guantanimo internment camp by publishing some harrowing accounts from former prisoners.

Lakhdar Boumediene’s prose is spare and excruciating.

I believed my captors would quickly realize their mistake and let me go. But when I would not give the interrogators the answers they wanted — how could I, when I had done nothing wrong? — they became more and more brutal. I was kept awake for many days straight. I was forced to remain in painful positions for hours at a time. These are things I do not want to write about; I want only to forget.

I went on a hunger strike for two years because no one would tell me why I was being imprisoned.

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