Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeants Pursuit of the Truth About Guantanamo Bay by Joseph HickmanThe revelatory eyewitness account about Guantánamo Bay—detainees murdered, a secret CIA facility for torture, and the US government cover up—by the Staff Sergeant who felt honor-bound to uncover it.
Staff Sergeant Joe Hickman was a loyal member of the armed forces and a proud American patriot. For twenty years, he worked as a prison guard, a private investigator, and in the military, earning more than twenty commendations and awards. When he re-enlisted after 9/11, he served as a team leader and Sergeant of the Guard in Guantánamo Naval Base. From the moment he arrived at Camp Delta, something was amiss. The prisons were chaotic, detainees were abused, and Hickman uncovered by accident a secret facility he labeled “Camp No.” On June 9, 2006, the night Hickman was on duty, three prisoners died, supposed suicides, and Hickman knew something was seriously wrong. So began his epic search for the truth, an odyssey that would lead him to conclude that the US government was using Guantánamo not just as a prison, but as a training ground for interrogators to test advanced torture techniques.
For the first time, Hickman details the inner workings of Camp Delta: the events surrounding the death of three prisoners, the orchestrated the cover-up, and the secret facility at the heart of it all. From his own eyewitness account, and a careful review of thousands of documents, he deconstructs the government’s account of what happened and proves that the military not only tortured prisoners, but lied about their deaths. By revealing Guantánamo’s true nature, Sergeant Hickman shows us why the prison has been so difficult to close. This book opens an important window onto government overreach, secrecy, and one man’s principled search for the truth. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Mur...
The truth about closing Gitmo
Since , Guantanamo Bay has held a total of prisoners. In this time it has become a global symbol of injustice: a place which stands for torture, abuse, and indefinite detention.
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1. Most detainees were sold to the US for enormous bounties
Indefinite detention without trial and torture have led the operations of this camp to be considered a major breach of human rights by Amnesty International and a violation of Due Process Clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments of the United States Constitution. The camp was established by President George W., The following information is provided by Graphiq and InsideGov.
Images of men clad in orange jumpsuits — hands bound behind their backs and their faces obscured — siphoned through the media. Inside gravel enclosures, the men knelt with heads bowed, as American soldiers bellowed at them. It was to be emblematic of the most ruthless of terrorists. These were the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay. Seventeen years on, the validity of Guantanamo Bay has been questioned. The majority of prisoners were never charged with any crime, nor brought to trial.
In this time it has become a global symbol of injustice: a place which stands for torture, abuse, and indefinite detention. In response, we have been working to bring the facts to the public. Instead the Government filled the prison with people they bought for bounties. Since then, it has turned out they got it wrong most of the time. As a result, the detainees were denied access to lawyers, and the right to challenge their detention.
Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration and founder of Kayyem Solutions, a security consulting firm. CNN President Obama has, at last, provided details on his plan to fulfill a nearly decade-old promise to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Inside Guantanamo Bay.