Exclusive: Lawyer says Guantanamo abuse worse since Obama
Wed Feb 25, 2009 By Luke Baker
LONDON (Reuters) - Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office as prison guards "get their kicks in" before the camp is closed, according to a lawyer who represents detainees.
Abuses began to pick up in December after Obama was elected, human rights lawyer Ahmed Ghappour told Reuters. He cited beatings, the dislocation of limbs, spraying of pepper spray into closed cells, applying pepper spray to toilet paper and over-forcefeeding detainees who are on hunger strike.
The Pentagon said on Monday that it had received renewed reports of prisoner abuse during a recent review of conditions at Guantanamo, but had concluded that all prisoners were being kept in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.
"According to my clients, there has been a ramping up in abuse since President Obama was inaugurated," said Ghappour, a British-American lawyer with Reprieve, a legal charity that represents 31 detainees at Guantanamo.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
So much for hope and change.
What how can that be? I must say that I am shocked. I find it interesting that this report has even come to light since the the Obama mania media hangs on every word that comes out of OBAMA's mouth. I can't imagine that this would happen under the Messiah's watch. I mean how dare they. (Yes this is dripping with sarcasm)