Hilas also said he witnessed an Army translator having sex with a boy at the prison. He said the boy was between 15 and 18 years old. Someone hung sheets to block the view, but Hilas said he heard the boy’s screams and climbed a door to get a better look. Hilas said he watched the assault and told investigators that it was documented by a female soldier taking pictures.
“The kid was hurting very bad,” Hilas said.
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Hilas also said he watched as Graner and others sodomized a detainee with a phosphoric light. “They tied him to the bed,” Hilas said.
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One day, the detainee said, American soldiers held him down and spread his legs as another soldier prepared to open his pants. “I started screaming,” he said. A soldier stepped on his head, he said, and someone broke a phosphoric light and spilled the chemicals on him.
“I was glowing and they were laughing,” he said.
The detainee said the soldiers eventually brought him to a room and sodomized him with a nightstick. “They were taking pictures of me during all these instances,” he told the investigators.
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He said a bag was put over his head and he was made to strip. He said American soldiers started to taunt him.
“Do you pray to Allah?” one asked. “I said yes. They said, ‘[Expletive] you. And [expletive] him.’ One of them said, ‘You are not getting out of here health[y], you are getting out of here handicapped. And he said to me, ‘Are you married?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ They said, ‘If your wife saw you like this, she will be disappointed.’ One of them said, ‘But if I saw her now she would not be disappointed now because I would rape her.’ ”
He said the soldiers told him that if he cooperated with interrogators they would release him in time for Ramadan. He said he did, but still was not released. He said one soldier continued to abuse him by striking his broken leg and ordered him to curse Islam. “Because they started to hit my broken leg, I cursed my religion,” he said. “They ordered me to thank Jesus that I’m alive.”
The detainee said the soldiers handcuffed him to a bed.
“Do you believe in anything?” he said the soldier asked. “I said to him, ‘I believe in Allah.’ So he said, “But I believe in torture and I will torture you.’ ”
More, via Talent Show. And if that isn’t depressing enough for you, this should certainly do the job:
Pentagon officials on Friday increased to 37 the number of detainee deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan that have prompted investigations, including at least eight unresolved homicides that may have involved assaults before or during interrogation.
The right wingers can spend all the time they want reassuring each other that this is all being blown out of proportion, etc., etc. But it’s not going to change anything outside of their circle jerk.