TORONTO (AP) – Lawyers for a Canadian prisoner at Guantanamo Bay released hours of videotaped interrogations Tuesday, providing a first-ever glimpse into the secretive world of questioning enemy combatants at the isolated U.S. prison in Cuba.
Omar Khadr’s lawyers released excerpts of their client being questioned at Guantanamo Bay in 2003.
In the video, a Canadian Security Intelligence Services agent is shown grilling Khadr, 15, about events leading up to his capture as an enemy combatant. Khadr, a Canadian citizen, is accused of throwing a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan. The video shows Khadr weeping, his face buried in his hands.
At one point, Khadr tells them he was tortured while at the U.S. military detention center at the Bagram air base in Afghanistan, where he was first detained after his arrest in 2002. He raises his orange shirt to show the wounds he sustained. He tells the agent, “You don’t care about me.”
The video provides insight into the effects of prolonged interrogation and detention on the Guantanamo prisoner. The seven-hour video, taken over four days of interviews, was originally marked “Secret/No Foreign.”