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.