Saturday, January 10, 2009

Canada - The complicity in torture at Guantanamo - What happens inside Guantanamo?

Canadian CSIS officials in Guantanamo ...Is this "indirect torture"?

The case of Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen sent to Guantanamo at the age of 15

The release of the above video follows intelligence reports made public on July 2008 showing that Omar Khadr was subjected to weeks of sleep deprivation by US military officials before being interviewed by Canadian officials, and that the Canadians were aware of the sleep deprivation.

By clicking on the title of this post, you can see a BBC interview with a former guard at the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay-Chris Arendt. He describes the brutality he witnessed to inmates.

Chris Arendt told the BBC what he saw amounted to ''torture'' and that some of his fellow guards were so violent as to be ''psychotic.''

What about Canadian official? Is this an endosement of torture, "indirect torture", not torture, democratic and legal procedures...?