Lawsuit: Some Guantanamo detainees not combatants

March 22, 2007 23:43

Two former Guantanamo Bay detainees are suing former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other military officials, accusing them of mistreating and imprisoning them for years despite knowing they weren't enemy combatants. The men joined three other Guantanamo Bay detainees in a federal lawsuit late Wednesday against Rumsfeld, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers and several officials at the military prison. Like other such lawsuits pending in the Washington federal court, the complaint accuses the government of torturing detainees. Military officials kicked and beat prisoners, suspended them from ceilings, humiliated them and desecrated their Korans, the lawsuit contends.

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