The Abuse of Human Rights in Prisons

Military officers were encouraged to use force, mental torture, and sleep deprivation to manage detainees under interrogation. The leadership should not have tolerated any form of prisoner abuse, regardless of the perception that they were American enemies. By encouraging the use of force and abuse to get information from detainees, the leadership of the military intelligence failed to provide the much-needed good guidance to promote lawful handling of interrogations.

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