I haven't seen anything on this account be Arab translator Erik Saar; it's late here in London so I don't have time to do a proper diary, but I thought it should be put out there. As soon as someone else diaries on it, I'll delete this one.
...Saar also describes the effects prolonged confinement had on many of the prisoners. He details bloody suicide attempts and serious mental illnesses. One detainee slashed his wrists with razors and wrote in blood on a wall: 'I committed suicide because of the brutality of my oppressors'...
Saar was an enthusiastic supporter of George Bush in the 2000 elections but he has changed his world view after being exposed to Guantánamo Bay. 'I believe in America and American troops,' he said, 'but it has drastically changed my world view and my politics.'
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