Monday, July 14, 2008

50. Days.

Sleep deprivation raised in bin Laden driver case

Jeebus.

A newly-released document suggests Osama bin Laden's former driver may have been subjected to 50 days of sleep deprivation at the Guantanamo prison camp in Cuba, the prisoner's defense lawyers said on Monday.


I can't even begin to imagine what kind of information the torturers thought they'd get after depriving Hamden of sleep for 50 days. He would have been a gibbering, hallucinating madman.
Unbelievable.

2 comments:

John said...

That's so inhumane! I think I would be hallucinating after even half that time.

quixote said...

25 days? You think?

Try three. That's when the psychosis begins to set. After about a week, pretty much all grip on reality is lost. The BBC has a short article, and there's libraries' worth of scientific literature. Which says a lot about how often it's been applied. But even the monsters of history, the Nazis, wartime Japan, I've never heard of them doing that for FIFTY GODDAMN DAYS.