Guantanamo prisoner Abu Zubaydah detailed the torture that the CIA inflicted on him to his lawyers, but that information won’t be making it to the public eye.
Reuters reported Thursday:
Zubaydah, abducted in Pakistan and transferred to U.S. authorities in 2002, has been held at Guantanamo without charge or trial since 2006. A lawyer for Zubaydah in his proceedings against Poland and Lithuania before the European court of human rights has written that he
This is despite a rule change following the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture. As the Huffington Post reported:
Margulies told Reuters that he did follow those new rules, and that the CIA is trying “guarantee that Abu Zubaydah never discloses what was done to him.”
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Investigative journalist and Guantanamo expert Andy Worthington has more details on Zubaydah, writing in May
The decision to block Zubaydah’s torture details comes the same week as the book Rebuttal: The CIA Responds to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Study of Its Detention and Interrogation Program, written by former intelligence officials, hits shelves.
“The book,” writes Human Rights First’s Lucy Seyfarth, “fails to acknowledge any of the mistakes the CIA itself admits it made after 9/11, attempts to justify behavior that can never be justified, and insists on looking backward instead of preventing abuse in the future.”