3,553. 5/15/2002

Former Guantanamo inmate Binyam Mohamed “described how he was interrogated by an MI5 [British military intelligence] officer in Pakistan in May 2002, before his rendition to Morocco. He said the officer knew he had already been tortured numerous times after his capture the previous month, with methods that included days of sleep deprivation, a mock execution and being beaten while being hung by his wrists for hours on end. He said this torture in Pakistan made him confess to a plan that was never more than fantasy–to build a ‘dirty’ radioactive bomb. He also revealed the nightmarish physical torture inflicted on him in the CIA’s ‘dark prison’ in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he was forced to listen, chained in total blackness, to the same music–a CD by rap artist Eminem, played at ear-splitting volume over and over again, 24 hours a day for a month. That, he said, was when he came closest to losing his mind: ‘It’s a miracle my brain is still intact.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – David Rose, “How MI5 Colluded in My Torture: Binyam Mohamed Claims British Agents Fed Moroccan Torturers Their Questions,” Daily Mail, March 8, 2009

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