Friday, 17 May 2013

Guantanamo Denying Detainees Lawyer Contact Without Invasive Body Search

Clive Stafford Smith, who currently represents several inmates at the US prison camp through the legal charity Reprieve, claims that guards at the facility are requiring invasive searches before detainees can conduct in-person interviews or even phone calls to lawyers.

A copy of the letter was obtained by The Guardian, and states that as a direct result of the new policy two of Smith’s clients were recently barred from speaking with their legal representatives after refusing the searches.

"The US military has started directly abusing prisoners who want to contact their lawyers to tell them what is happening. So anyone who wants to see a lawyer, or have a legal phone call, must have his fingers put up his anus and his genitals touched," Smith writes.

The only reason for such action is to intimidate and help cover-up what is going on over there.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 17th, 2013.]

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