The trial of US citizen Majid Khan, who was a letter carrier for al-Qaeda in Pakistan, began at the illegal US Navy base at Guantánamo . On that occasion, he testified about the treatment to which he was subjected since his illegal kidnapping in Pakistan in March 2003.
This is the first time that a US military court got to hear a testimony of this nature. All of the reported acts were committed by US officials.
Majid Khan described, in particular, how he was suspended naked from a ceiling beam and sprayed with ice cold water for three days, subjected to waterboarding on repeated occasions, as well as to deafening music, raped and starved – all of it under doctors’ supervision. These tortures took place non-stop, for three years, in several different prisons, one of which was completely black and without toilets. They continued during his internment at Camp 7 at the Guantánamo base until October 2007.
During his hearing, military judges did not challenge his testimony.
The text of his testimony is attached.
T. M. Paris(France)