Detainee’s High-Value Status Doesn’t Prevent Him From Being Beaten While Naked

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – Mohammed Nazir Bin Lep, one of 14 high-value terrorists in U.S. custody, is left wondering these days what it is exactly that his high value gets him.

“I wake up in the morning, I get stripped naked,” Bin Lep said, speaking from behind a wall, and through an interpreter, at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. “Then, I put clothes on, eat lunch, and come back for more naked beatings. Then I get some sleep, and before I know it, it’s the next day. And guess what? That day brings more nakedness and more beatings. So I’m left to ask, if I am such a high-value detainee, can I trade in some of that value for less naked beatings? Or if not, can I be a regular-value terrorist? Because I don’t think they get as many naked beatings. It seems backwards, no? The higher-value ones get more naked beatings? I don’t understand. Oh, here comes the guard. Time to take off my clothes. Goodbye.”

February 16th, 2008 by