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Report says men beaten to false confessions { August 5 2004 }

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3 Brits say they were beaten at Guantanamo
August 5, 2004

NEW YORK -- Three Britons freed from Guantanamo Bay claim they suffered systematic brutality and were kept in cages in the sweltering Cuban heat during their detention at the U.S. military base.

In a report released by their lawyers Wednesday, the men say the brutal treatment forced them to make false confessions.

The men describe repeated beatings, and one says he was told by a U.S. soldier: ''You killed my family in the towers and now it's time to get you back.''

Asif Iqbal, Ruhal Ahmed and Shafiq Rasul, friends from England, were released from the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo in March after more than two years. They were detained in late 2001 in Afghanistan. Officials did not explain how the men wound up there.

''The idea that these three people were kept in this prison, this gulag and forced to make false confessions is amazing,'' Michael Ratner, head of the Center for Constitutional Rights, said.

Navy Secretary Gordan England said he doubted the allegations, saying that ''I don't believe they are true.''


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