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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Guantanamo detainee's father says son tortured in secret CIA prison
Natalie Hrubos at 11:33 AM ET

[JURIST] The father of a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused CIA officials of torturing his son - Pakistani terror suspect Majid Khan [GlobalSecurity profile] - after arresting him in Pakistan in March 2003, according to an affidavit [PDF text; press release] released Monday. Khan was one of 14 "high value" prisoners [DNI profiles, PDF] previously held at a CIA secret prison [JURIST report] but transferred last year to the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba [JURIST news archive].

Khan's father submitted the affidavit to a military review panel that will determine whether Khan is an "enemy combatant" [JURIST report]. In the affidavit, the father wrote that "The Americans tortured him for eight hours at a time, tying him tightly in stressful positions in a chair until his hands, feet and mind went numb." The CIA has denied the accusations and reiterated that the US does not torture suspects. AP has more.






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