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The Guantnamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

The Guantnamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices by Laurel Emile Fletcher, Eric Stover 0520261771 9780520261778
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This remarkable book, based on a two-year study of former prisoners of the U.S. governments detention facility at Guantaacute;namo Bay, Cuba, reveals in graphic detail the cumulative effect of the Bush administrations war on terror. Scrupulously researched and devoid of rhetoric, the book deepens the story of post-9/11 America and the nations descent into the netherworld of prisoner abuse. Researchers interviewed more than sixty former Guantaacute;namo detainees in nine countries, as well as key government officials, military experts, former guards, interrogators, lawyers for detainees, and other camp personnel. We hear directly from former detainees as they describe the events surrounding their capture, their years of incarceration, and the myriad difficulties which have prevented many from resuming a life of normalcy upon returning home. Several detainees recount being subjected to so-called enhanced interrogation techniques and inhumane treatment-including physical and psychological abuse that many would classify as torture. This powerful book, prepared jointly by researchers with the Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley, and the International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, in partnership with the Center for Constitutional Rights, makes vivid the plight of detainees and contributes significantly to our ongoing debate surrounding the U.S.s commitments to international law during war time.

Author: Laurel Emile Fletcher, Eric Stover

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 232

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 2009-09-01

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