A Guantanamo Bay detainee has written a memoir about his experiences in the camp, and they are shocking.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi, 44, was sent to Guantanamo in 2002 after swearing allegiance to al Qaeda in the 1990s. According to the Daily Mail, he claims he left the group in 1992, but our government isn’t buying it. He was detained after 9/11 for his suspected involvement in a failed 1999 bombing plot in Los Angeles.
12 years later, Slahi is still a prisoner at the detainment camp, but his new memoir could change everything for him. In the book, the Muslim claims that guards told him they were going to “teach him about great American sex” before subjecting him to sexual abuse at the hands of two female interrogators.
An excerpt from his book Guantanamo Diary reads:
“I stood up in the same painful position as I had every day for about 70 days.
I would rather follow the orders and reduce the pain that would be caused when the guards come to play; the guards used every contact opportunity to beat the hell out of the detainee.
As soon as I stood up, the two _______ took off their blouses, and started to talk all kind of dirty stuff you can imagine, which I minded less.
What hurt me most was them forcing me to take part in a sexual threesome in the most degrading manner. Both _______ stuck on me, literally one on the front and the other older _______ stuck on my back rubbing ____ whole body on mine.
At the same time they were talking dirty to me, and playing with my sexual parts.”
Slahi goes on to say that he continued to pray to Allah throughout the abuse, until he was ordered to “stop the f*cking praying.”
“I refused to stop speaking my prayers, and after that, I was forbidden to perform my ritual prayers for about one year to come,” he said. “I also was forbidden to fast during the sacred month of Ramadan October 2003, and fed by force.”
With the help of his lawyer, Nicole Hollander, Slahi is waging a legal battle in the hopes of earning his freedom.
“It’s not that they haven’t found the evidence against him -– there isn’t evidence against him,” said his lawyer, Nicole Hollander. “He’s in what I would consider a horrible legal limbo, and it’s just tragic: he needs to go home.”
It remains to be seen what impact, if any, his memoir will have on his detainment status.